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RAISA KUDASHYOVA (1878-1964) was a poet, author, teacher and librarian. She wrote some 200 stories, songs and fairtales for children, yet it was her poem The Holiday Tree, written in 1903, which brought her national fame. Today, while few Russians know the author of this work, there is scarcely a child or adult in Russia who has not sung “A spruce was born within a wood” while standing around a New Year’s fir tree.