Mussorgsky family

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Manor of the Mussorgsky family near Velikie Luki.

Mussorgsky (Russian: Му́соргские), the name of an old Russian noble family, which is one of the branches of rich boyar family of Monastyrev, descendants of princes of Smolensk from Rurikid stock. The family traces its name to Roman Vasilyevich Monastyrev, nicknamed Mussorga (18th generation from Rurik). Peter Ivanovich Mussorgsky governed Staritsa in 1620. One representative of this family is the great composer Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky.