Akhtyrka (near Moscow)

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Akhtyrka (Ахтырка) is a village in the Sergiyev Posad district (Сергиево-Посадский район) in the Moscow oblast (Московская область) of the Russian Federation. During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it formed part of the Dmitrov district (Дмитровский уезд) in the Moscow province (Московская губерния) of the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky in Akhtyrka

In August 1867 Tchaikovsky was brought by Nikolay Rubinstein to meet Prince Nikolay Trubetskoy and his wife Sofya at their Akhtyrka estate. The prince was a member of the board of the Russian Musical Society from 1864 to 1876 and 1892 to 1900, and his wife was a member of the Lopukhin family, who were part of the composer's social circle in Moscow.

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