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 (go͝od′n-ôf′, gŏd′-, gə-do͞o-nôf′), Boris Fyodorovich 1551?-1605.
Czar of Russia (1598-1605) who became regent for Fyodor I (1557-1598) on the death of Ivan IV (1584) and was chosen czar on Fyodor's death. His reign was marked by the colonization of Siberia and the reclamation of land in Sweden.
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(ˈɡɒdəˌnɒf; ˈɡʊd-; Russian ɡəduˈnɔf)
(Biography) Boris Fyodorovich (baˈris ˈfjɔdərəvitʃ). ?1551–1605, Russian regent (1584–98) and tsar (1598–1605)
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(ˈgɒd nˌɔf, -ˌɒf, ˈgʊd-)

Boris Fedorovich, 1552–1605, czar of Russia 1598–1605.
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Who wrote the opera Boris Godunov? A Peter Tchaikovsky B Modest Mussorgsky C Mikhail Glinka D Alexander Borodin
The people may be silent for a time, as they devastatingly were at the end of another Pushkin masterpiece, the tragic play "Boris Godunov," when a false new czar ascended to the throne.
Tim directed Princeton undergraduates in acclaimed revivals of two Pushkin Jubdee projects featured in these pages: the Meyerhold-Prokofiev Boris Godunov (2007; PR 10, 2007) and the Tairov-Prokofiev-Krzhizhanovsky Eugene Onegin (2012; PR 16-17, 2013-14).
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August 1981: The Bolshoi-star-turned-ABT-enigma Alexander Godunov flashed his best "Blue Steel."
He returned to Scottish Opera on many occasions, most notably as Cassio in Verdi's Otello and as Shuisky in Boris Godunov. The Scottish Opera debut led directly to engagements with Royal Opera, Covent Garden, where he debuted as Gonzalve in Ravel's L'heure espagnole in 1963.
The book is divided into three chapters, followed by a postscript, "On Joy." The first chapter, "The Semi-Conscience," opens with the observation that a truly bad conscience is a rare occurrence: "Apart from Boris Godunov and Macbeth, everyone has a good conscience in general." Egoism is a failure to recognize that, "[d]espite its ambiguous character, the bad conscience ...
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They cover Sobolev spaces and preliminaries; the vanishing viscosity method of some nonlinear evolution systems; the vanishing viscosity method of quasilinear hyperbolic systems; physical viscosity and the viscosity of different schemes; the convergence of Lax-Friedrichs scheme, Godunov scheme, and Glimm Scheme; and electric-magneto-hydrodynamic equations.
They used Godunov scheme with the HLLC flux to gain the numerical scheme for solving such seven-equation model.
The Empire is also showing opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House (Boris Godunov on March 21, Giselle on April 6, Lucia Di Lammermuir on April 25, Frankenstein on May 18 and Werther on June 27) and Romeo and Juliet from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company -- with a cast including Derek Jacobi, Lily James and Richard Madden -- on July 7.