(Alexandra Guzeva’s article appeared in Russia Beyond the Headlines, 9/20.)

A lover of dogs and long walks, Chekhov was also a practicing doctor and married a beautiful young actress who worked at a theater that was later named in his honor.

Where you’ve got art, where you’ve got talent, there’s no room for old age, there’s no room for loneliness or being ill. Even death is only half itself.

Can you imagine that this young man is the great Russian writer, Anton Chekhov? Without his famous pince-nez, and with long hair, he is hardly recognizable. The photo was taken in 1883 when Chekhov was a student at the Medical Faculty of Moscow State University.

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