The Birthday of Alexander Pushkin!


Today is Birthday of Alexander Pushkin. We are reading in Wikipedia:

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин) (June 6 1799–February 10 1837) was a Russian Romantic author who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling—mixing drama, romance, and satire—associated with Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing later Russian writers. Read more…

Today we watch a couple scenes from American movie “Eugene Onegin”, 1999 (based on poem by Sergey Pushkin) with music by another Russian genius Sergey Prokofiev.

Tatyana’s Letter to Onegin:

Onegin’s Letter to Tatyana:

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