Russia commemorates Pushkin: 180th poet’s death anniversary/ Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Russia commemorates Pushkin: 180th poet’s death anniversary
Russia commemorates Pushkin: 180th poet’s death anniversary
February, 10 is Remembrance Day of the great Russian poet and novelist Alexander Pushkin. 180 years passed since the day when the deadly wounded poet was brought from duel to his house number 12 on the Moyka River. On February 10 this house is frequented by devotees of the Russian literature for many years. At that very day, the museum opens for its guests the doorway through which St. Petersburg citizens entered to say farewell to Pushkin in 1837. The entry is free today.
People are bringing flowers to monuments in commemoration of the Great Russian poet in Saint Petersburg, Moscow and other cities. An exhibition of drawings from collection of Museum-estate Mikhailovskoye will be opened in The Pushkin Appartment Museum. Historians, theorists Pushkinists and other researchers of the poet’s creative work will give a speech at the gala commemorative meeting. Besides, musical one-man performance “Pushkin. Romance with Muse” is on the agenda.
The State A.S.Pushkin Museum at Prechistenka has prepared a special program as well. Russian actors will read “Eugene Onegin”, the video book “Onegin Readings” presentation will follow afterwards.
Some Pushkin poetry is recited in Irkutsk today, in the Decembrists’ Museum. The literature composition “And fatal passions everywhere…” comprises poet’s works devoted to the topic of duel, and writings of other authors where the death of poet is reflected and lamented.
Literature marathon “Onegin” starts in Pyatigorsk today.
A large–scale concert is planned in Far Eastern Federal University with participation of leading signers of The Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.