Living with Pushkin, along the Moika River

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Living with Pushkin, along the Moika River

A visit to the reconstructed apartment where the great Russian writer died. His office remains unchanged.

The most famous Russian writer, Alexander Pushkin, died in Saint Petersburg in 1837. He had moved a few months before his death to this beautiful mansion on the banks of the Moika. This is where he lost his life, after a duel with an officer who had made advances to his wife Natalia.

He was only 38 years old, but had already written works the novel Eugene Onegin and the poem ‘The Bronze Horseman', for example that would change Russian literature forever. In 1925, the apartment was restored and opened to the public.

His study is exactly as he left it, with his personal belongings on the desk, and its rich library of hundreds of books in several languages. Every January 29th, the day of his death, admirers lay flowers at the door.

Pushkin Apartment Museum
Embankment River Moika 12
Saint Petersburg

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