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What was the first written Russian-language story, whether a novel, play or poem, that featured travel to another inhabited celestial body, such as a planet, satellite or comet?

  • Not sure about priority, but Red_Star is probably one of the earliest relevant books. – hindmost Dec 19 '16 at 15:34
  • Sidenote: inhabited comet sounds very strange. – hindmost Dec 19 '16 at 15:37
  • I'm not nominating this, but The Land of Crimson Clouds is definitely a great space-travel-to-inhabited-planet story. – Gallifreyan Dec 19 '16 at 16:18
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    @Hindmost - Thanks for this, but Russian space-travel fiction long predates Alexander Bogdanov's Red Star (1908). Pyotr Mashkov's Correspondence of a Moonman with an Earthman was published in 1842; Vasily Lyovshin's The Newest Voyage, which features a trip to the Moon, in 1784. But I don't know whether Mashkov describes travel from Earth to Moon or whether Lyovshin describes the Moon as inhabited. There may have been earlier works. I was hoping someone here might know. – user75632 Dec 20 '16 at 4:48
  • @Gallifreian Sure that's a great story, but it doesn't feature aliens. – hindmost Dec 20 '16 at 14:42

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