Koltsov, Aleksey Vasilyevich (əlyĭksyāˈ vəsēˈlyəvĭch kəltsôfˈ) [key], 1809–42, Russian poet. Although he had little formal education, he studied great works of literature and became well known for his fresh, unsophisticated lyrics on themes of peasant life published as Stikhotvoreniya [poetry-making] (1835).
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