Pushkin Anniversary

Born 200 years ago this week, Russian writer Alexander Pushkin is still admired by millions of Russians today. Dostoevsky and Tolstoy looked to him for inspiration and thought of him as a superior writer. Moussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tschaikovsky all wrote music based on his works. Alex Van Oss has this look at the man who became a legendary 19th century romantic figure who lived hard and died young - fatally wounded in a duel - his third.



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