(Left) Ded Morkhoz Petrovich with his mother Anastasia Balakhaevna ("Lapu"), his wife Evgenia Karpovna and the first of their four daughters, my aunt Rosa in the end of 1920-ies.
(Right) Both ded Morkhoz and his wife (in Moscow 1934)
were from the Irkutsk county of Buriatia. By the age of 28 the grandfather had already founded two institutes of pedagogy. The grandmother was a teacher of Russian language and literature.
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