Celebrating Pushkin

Celebrating Pushkin

Date 1 June 2006 to 30 June 2006

Those who love the works of Aleksandr Pushkin, the nineteenth century Russian writer, should make a special pilgrimage to the Mikhailovskoe Estate in Russia this coming June.

There, in the house and grounds where he spent much of his life, the Pushkin Estate Museum will mark the 170th anniversary of his death by hosting the Pushkin Festival, expected to take place on the first Sunday of June.

Readings of his work, which include the seminal epic poem Evgeniy Onegin, will take place along with lectures about his impact on Russian literature.

The Festival is also a fantastic opportunity to visit the beautiful countryside and forests of the Holy Rus, from which Pushkin derived the inspiration for his work, as well as his tomb in the Svyatogorsky Monastery.

Pushkin is widely held as the one of the greatest literary figures of all time, single-handedly creating the modern Russian literary style by pioneering the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays.

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