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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Dudin' (Дудин, Михаил Александрович ; Ivanovo Oblast 7 [20] November 1916 – 31 December 1993) was a Russian poet.[1][2]

His "Sow the Seed" ("Посейте семя") was used by Mieczyslaw Weinberg as the sixth and final text of the Requiem Op.96 (1967).[3]


  • "The Shower of Rain" 1940


  1. Poet – Volume 22 – Page 71 1981 Mikhail Dudin Born in 1916. He belongs to the generation of writers who joined the literary ranks at the time of the Patriotic war. He was front-line poet during the Leningrad defense. Starting from 1940 he published over forty collections of ...
  2. New Russia – Issues 1–4 1994 "Mikhail Dudin, one of the oldest Russian poets, has died. He was born in 1916. His first collection of poems, "The Shower of Rain", was published in 1940, since which time many more books have come out ..."
  3. Program notes: MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919–96) Requiem, Op.96 world premiere

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