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language of expression: Russian
educated at: Moscow Imperial University, Faculty of Law
Ivan Sergeyevich Shmelyov (Russian: Иван Сергеевич Шмелёв, also spelled Shmelev and Chmelov) (3 October [O.S. 21 September] 1873 – 24 June 1950) was a Russian émigré writer best known for his full-blooded idyllic recreations of the pre-revolutionary past spent in the merchant district of Moscow. He was a member of the Moscow literary group Sreda.
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