1975 VD9. Discovered 1975 Nov. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestven-skij (1932-1994), outstanding poet and journalist, one of the most popular Russian poet-songwriters. For 15 years he wrote and presented the television program The Documentary Screen. His books were translated into many languages, and he won many awards for literature. In his last poems he appeared, not only as a lyric poet, but also as a philosopher who showed the grandeur and tragedy of his time. He arranged for the publication of Osip Mandelshtam's {see planet (3461)} works, edited the first collection of Vladimir Vysotskij's poems and organized Marina Tsvetaeva's {see planet (3511)} Memorial Museum. (M 30097)

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