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A memorial board to Saltykov-Schedrin
Tver
Russian writer, famous for his acidic novels, Saltykov-Schedrin, used to work in this building during the time when he was a deputy governor of Tver.
Copyright: Andrey ilyin
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Uploaded: 04/09/2008
Updated: 12/02/2012
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