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Borovikovsky: Portrait of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, 1811

Borovikovsky: Portrait of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, 1811

Borovikovsky: Portrait of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, 1811

Pinandpuller: while Christian merchants and townsmen did not obtain these rights...Since the start of the reign of Paul I there was a great famine in White Russia, especially in the province of Minsk. The poet Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, then serving as Senator, was commissioned



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