Rachmaninov, Ivan Gerasimov( Publisher and translator, an admirer of Voltaire.)
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Biography Rachmaninov, Ivan Gerasimov
Even while serving in the Horse Guards, he published the magazine "Morning Watch" (1788 - 89) and founded a printing press in St. Petersburg. Coming in 1791. resign, Rachmaninoff moved his printing press in his own estate Kazinka, Kozlovsky District, Tambov province, where and published various kinds of translations and original works without the permission of censorship. Soon (1795) denounced by the censor Kozlovsky Serdyukov printing Rachmaninoff was closed, sealed and editions, he sent for trial. The case dragged on until 1797, when the printing press with all the books burned and Rachmaninoff was released. Among the books were sealed in three, translated by Rachmaninov: "Allegorical, philosophical and critical works of Mr. Voltaire," "Hate, defeated by love" and "Political Testament of Mr. Voltaire". See. "Old and New Russia" (1878, Volume I), "Bibliographical Notes" (Vol. I, p. 279), "Russian Archives" (1865, Volume I) and "Proceedings of the Tambov Archival Commission" (XVIII Issue).