Alexander Pushkin is considered the founder of modern Russian literature. He was most noted for his poems, dramas and the documentation of the oral tradition of the Russian "fairy tale." At the age of 38 he died in a duel defending his honor due to his wife's alleged affair with a French naval officer. Yesterday, I toured his upscale apartment home and learned of his conflict-filled life. His study, pictured here, is where most of his famous literary works were written and it is where he breathed his last breath.
A Testament of Russian Culture
Russians are prolific readers and Pushkin is revered by all. Some of his most famous quotes include: "The illusion which exalts us is dearer to us than ten-thousand truths." " Don't be sad, don't be angry. If life deceives you summit to your grief, your time for joy will come, believe me." " Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow."
Alexander Pushkin is just one example of the many, many creative minds who hail from Russia. The amount of artistic work to be seen in this country is endless. If you’re a fan Russia, the arts, or Russian arts, check out this post I wrote on Russian culture and the arts!
Good Night from St Petersburg!
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Author: Astrid Clements
Astrid Solo Travel Advisor CEO and founder, Astrid, has spent over 40 years traveling around the world. She is passionate about embracing the world’s diverse cultures and sharing with others the global need and personal benefit of cultural literacy. Her focus is on affordable luxury travel that is both substantive and fun! To read more about her and each one of our Solo Travel Advisors, head over to the About page!