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TEMIRA PACHMUSS (1927-2007) was a Professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Illinois from 1961-99. She was born in Vask-Narva, Estonia, and educated in Germany, Australia, and the United States. She devoted her career to the work of Russian writers who fled the Soviet Union after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and took up residency all over the world. She is widely recognized for her work on Zinaida Gippius.