Where was Pushkin born?
The name of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is familiar to us fromchildhood due to his unique fairy tales. Pushkin's legacy in Russian literature is not limited only to children's poetry. Pushkin wrote many magnificent poems about Russian nature, love, cycles of stories and a one-of-a-kind novel in verse - "Eugene Onegin."
Pushkin is the first Russian classic poet. His legacy is colossal, Pushkin's works are united by many generations of all ages, his name is widely known abroad, and also is a symbol of the golden age of Russian literature.
Our article will be devoted to the question of where Pushkin was born and where he lived for his short but rich life.
In Pushkin's place
The city where Pushkin was born - Moscow. Pushkin was born on June 6, 1799, according to a new style or May 26, according to the old style. The poet was born in the German Sloboda, one of the central districts of the capital, which was popular among German artisans and apprentices. Today it is the Baumanskaya street and the Baumanskaya metro station. Unfortunately, the Pushkin house itself has not survived until our time. Until now, researchers of Pushkin's biography are arguing, the future genius of poetry was born on the spot of house No. 40 or at house No. 57.
Approximately up to 12 years of summer months, the young poetspent in the village of Zakharovo near Moscow, near Zvenigorod, near his grandmother on the mother's side. When the poet passed 12, he was sent to study in the Tsarskoe Selo Lyceum - a privileged higher educational institution of the Russian Empire of that time. For six years Pushkin studied at the Lyceum, for this time he first opened as a talented poet, and his poetic gift was highly appreciated.
In 1817, Pushkin was released from the lyceum with the rankThe secretary of the collegium was appointed to the Collegium of Foreign Affairs. At the same time, he makes friends with many members of the Decembrist societies. Also his poem "Ruslan and Lyudmila" evokes a storm of emotions and unkind responses from the authorities: in 1820 Pushkin was transferred from Moscow to the Chisinau office. On the way the poet falls ill with pneumonia and is taken to the waters of the Caucasus in order to improve his health. During the period of 1820 the poet manages to live in Taganrog, Feodosia, Bakhchisaray and many other southern cities of the Russian Empire. Only by September 1820 he arrives in Chisinau and immediately enters there in the Masonic lodge "Ovid", which he writes in his diary entries.
In 1824, Pushkin was removed from service andexiled for 2 years to his mother's estate - Mikhailovskoye. The reason was the hobby of "atheistic teachings," a mention of which was found by the police in one of Pushkin's open letters. The time spent in the village was almost the most fruitful in the work of the Russian poet.
In 1830, Pushkin marries Natalia Goncharovaand goes to the estate of his father Boldino, that in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The poet falls ill and lingers in Boldino for 3 months. In this period, the novel "Eugene Onegin" was completed.
From 1831 until the end of his life the poet livedin the Northern capital. The name of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is inextricably linked with St. Petersburg. Many of the heroes of Pushkin's works lived in St. Petersburg, so there are still wide avenues, parks and granite embankments that sound and will continue to sound like music of Pushkin's lines for a long time.
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