On June 6, 1799, Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era Alexander Pushkin was born. Pushkin is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. “The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten thousand truths.” – Alexander Pushkin, The Hero ll. Alexander Pushkin’s Family Background Alexander Pushkin was born in Moscow, Russia, as the second of five children of former guard…Read more
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