Dmitri Kedrin

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Dmitri Kedrin
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Born Dmitri Borisovich Kedrin
(1907-02-04)February 4, 1907
Shchegolovka, Russian Empire
Died September 18, 1945(1945-09-18) (aged 38)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Occupation Poet, playwright, correspondent
Nationality Russian
Period 1923–1945
Children Svetlana Dmitrievna Kedrina

Dmitri Borisovich Kedrin (Russian: Дми́трий Бори́сович Ке́дрин; February 4 [O.S. December 22, 1906] 1907 – September 18, 1945) was a Russian Soviet poet. He died in railway-related accident (had been struck by commuter train). Some charge that this accident was murder.[1]


A sample of Kedrin's poetry[edit]

Translation of "Confession" (Исповедь)

See, child, into my eyes,
do not hide your face in your hands.
Believe, the child:
that the eyes of priest
are opened all the hearts.

Your soul is full of sin,
Itself flies into the fire.
Endow the litre of the wine to church
And God forgive your sins.


Смотри, дитя, в мои глаза,
Не прячь в руках лица.
Поверь, дитя:
Глазам ксендза
Открыты все сердца.

Твоя душа грехом полна,
Сама в огонь летит.
Пожертвуй церкви литр вина
И бог тебя простит.

Written by: Dmitri Kedrin
(Ekaterinoslav, 1926)



  1. ^ Igor Losievsky (March 2007). "И опять все нашедший вновь…" (PDF). (in Russian) (357): p. 7. Retrieved 2008-10-30. [dead link]

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