Where was Pushkin born?
The name of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is familiar to us from childhood thanks to his unique fairy tales. Pushkin’s legacy in Russian literature is not limited to children's poetry. Pushkin wrote many magnificent poems about Russian nature, love, cycles of stories and one of a kind novel in verses - "Eugene Onegin".
Pushkin is the first Russian classic poet. His legacy is colossal, the works of Pushkin unite many generations of all ages, his name is widely known abroad, and is also 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 in his short but rich life.
In Pushkin places
The city where Pushkin was born - Moscow. Pushkin was born on June 6, 1799 in a new style or on May 26 in the old style. The poet was born in the German Quarter, one of the central districts of the capital, which was popular among German craftsmen and apprentices. Today it is the area of Baumanskaya street and Baumanskaya metro station. Unfortunately, the Pushkins house itself has not survived to our time.Until now, researchers of Pushkin’s biography have been arguing, the future genius of poetry was born on the site of house No. 40 or house No. 57.
Up to 12 years, the young poet spent his grandmother's time in the village of Zakharov, near Zvenigorod, near Moscow. When the poet passed 12, he was sent to study at the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum - a privileged institution of higher education of the Russian Empire of that time. For six years Pushkin studied at the Lyceum, during which time he first opened up as a talented poet, and his poetic gift was highly appreciated.
In 1817, Pushkin was released from the lyceum with the rank of collegiate secretary and appointed to the College of Foreign Affairs. At the same time, he makes friendship with many members of the Decembrist societies. Also, his poem "Ruslan and Lyudmila" causes a storm of emotions and malevolent responses from the authorities: in 1820, Pushkin was transferred from Moscow to Chisinau's office. On the way, the poet becomes 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 has time to live in Taganrog, Theodosia, Bakhchisarai and many other southern cities of the Russian Empire.Only by September 1820, he arrives in Chisinau and immediately enters into the Ovid Masonic Lodge, which he writes about in his diary entries.
In 1824, Pushkin was suspended from service and exiled for 2 years to the estate of his mother, Mikhailovskoye. The reason was the passion for "atheistic teachings", the mention of which was discovered by the police in one of Pushkin's opened letters. The time spent in the village was perhaps the most fruitful in the work of the Russian poet.
In 1830, Pushkin marries Natalia Goncharova and goes to the estate of her father Boldino, in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The poet falls ill and is delayed in Boldino for 3 months. During this period, the novel "Eugene Onegin" was written.
From 1831 until the end of his life the poet lived in the northern capital. The name of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin is inextricably linked with Petersburg. Many of the heroes of Pushkin's works lived precisely in Petersburg, therefore, still wide avenues, parks and granite embankments sound and will continue to sound like Pushkin's lines music.