Arkadź Kulašoǔ has a poem entitled "Moscow Street," which starts with the line "I live on Moscow Street, I have my home there".

Where is Moscow Street? Is this actually in Moscow? If so, why is this in a collection of Belarusian poetry?

Is there some significance to this street, or is the poet just being sentimental for home?

  • it took me some time to find that you mean Arkadi Kuleshov (Аркадзь Куляшоў)
    – Andra
    Commented Mar 13, 2022 at 19:49
  • @Andra That's a little different than how it was transposed in my book. (I obviously can't transpose the book exactly using an English keyboard, though). Commented Mar 13, 2022 at 19:51
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    @EJoshuaS: It's a difference between transliterations from Belarusian (Arkadź Kulašoǔ) and via Russian (Arkadi Kuleshov). I updated the post to use the Belarusian transliteration, which is the one in Like Water, Like Fire. Also I removed "Biesiadz" which somehow got in by mistake from the title of the preceding poem, "My Biesiadz". Commented Mar 14, 2022 at 11:34

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I found an article in Russian by vadim_i_z:
A little-known high street in the center of Minsk. Moscow Street: transport, houses and people

where the author writes about this street in Minsk. He also mentions poet Arkadi Kuleshov (Аркадий Кулешов) and cites a verse from the poem. Kuleshov once lived in house "№ 16" (search this in Vadim's text) in apartment 61.
The poet's name in Belorussian is Аркадзь Куляшоў.

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