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    • Sergei Yesenin in Moscow, 1922.
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    Sergei Yesenin was born on October 3, 1895, to a peasant family in the Ryazan Province of the Russian Empire.

    Above: Russian poet Yesenin (the tallest of the three boys) in Konstantinovo (now Yesenino), May 21, 1909.

    Sergei Yesenin's flamboyant personality, peasant origins, and a craving for self-destruction have made him Russia's favourite 'hooligan poet.'

    Sergei Yesenin's flamboyant personality, peasant origins, and a craving for self-destruction have made him Russia's favourite 'hooligan poet.'

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