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Иван Фёдоров

Ivan Fëdorov

ca. 1510 - L'viv 1583
first Ukrainian/Russian/Belorussian bookprinter
Sergey Volnukhin

Moscow - Москва /  Иван Фёдоров   Moscow - Москва /  Иван Фёдоров


Bronze statue of Fëdorov, showing the first book printer with in his right hand a printed impression, and in his left, he supports a print board. Despite the fact that the printer was ordained to the office of a deacon in the St. Nicholas Gostunsky church in the Moscow Kremlin, the monument's author depicted him in a gown traditionally worn by city people.


николы яюдотворца

1563 19 апр

первѣе нача печатати
на москвѣ стыѧ книги
в лѣто 7070 первое
априлѧ, въ 19

ради братіи монхъ
и ближнихъ монхъ




Fëdorov's printer's shop on Nikolskaya Street was close to the location of this statue.

Old Postcard(s)

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Sources & Information


Location (N 55°45'32" - E 37°37'24")

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Item Code: ru067; Photograph: 9 July 2011
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