Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

The Greatest Russian Poet Died 175 Years Ago
13.02.2012 11:51
The Greatest Russian Poet Died 175 Years Ago
Alexander Pushkin

On February 10, Russia marked 175th anniversary of the legendary Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's death.

      Known for being particularly sensitive about his honor, Pushkin often took part in duels. The fatal duel with military officer Georges d'Anthes was his 21st and the last. On 28 January 1837 (February 8, according to modern calendar), near Chernaya river, the poet was fatally wounded by d'Anthes. He was brought to his St. Petersburg flat on Moika street, 12. On February 10, Pushkin's hear stopped beating forever. 

      The name of his rival would probably never have entered history if the Frenchman hadn't tried to seduce Pushkin’s wife, Natalya Goncharova, and subsequently killed Russia’s greatest poet.

      February 10th has become Pushkin Remembrance Day across Russia, especially in the places where the poet lived and worked. His early death is still regarded as a great loss for Russian literature.

      The main commemorative event of that day was the reopening of Alexander Pushkin flat-museum on Moika street after restoration. Several churches hold a special public liturgy in the poet's memory. And many people up and down the country gathered that day near Pushkin's monuments (which are usually placed in almost every Russian city) and declaimed his verses and poems. 

      The final days of Pushkin’s life were portrayed in the 2006 Russian biopic Pushkin: The Last Duel, directed by Natalya Bondarchuk.  The role of Pushkin was played by Russian popular actor Sergei Bezrukov, who also acted as the great poet in the homonymous theatre performance. 

      Pushkin: The Last Duel - Official Trailer (in English)

      Pushkin: The Last Duel - Fragment With the Duel (in Russian)


      

Sources: vesti.ru RIA Novosti RG Image: cominform


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Alexander Pushkin anniversary Russian literature Russian writers Natalya Goncharova 

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

World-Renowned Artist Ilya Glazunov Passed Away
11.07.2017
Alphabet of Moonlight. Exhibition of Boris Grebenshchikov in Erarta
15.01.2018
Short List of the National Bestseller Literary Award Announced
14.04.2018
Saratov Student Wins Prestigious Competition of Bayan Players in Italy
15.09.2017
Valery Gergiev Became the Richest Cultural Figure of Russia in 2016
03.06.2017







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

search on the map
TAGS:
handguns  nationalism in Russia  Archeology  Sightseeing Platforms  Russian business  Sergey Krikalyov  Dolls  Moscow  Diana Vishneva  Eurovision  Aleksei Markov  Russian society  Russian Cinema  Russian history  Unusual Finds  Moscow parks  Yekaterina Maksimova  Russian air carriers  Russian directors  Theatre Festivals  Mars  wedding  Russia-InfoCentre  Central Bank of Russia  Central House of Artist  Orthodoxy  Painting  Russian Literature  the Ural Region  Moscow Zoo  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian national hockey team  Education and Science Minister  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian aviation  Cyrillics  Graphic Art  Wild Nature of Russia  Sochi  Russian courts  satellite  Russian event  Karelia   Perm  environment  animals  Russian tourism  Almetyevsk  All-World Youth and Students Festival  Russian politicians 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites