Alexander Pushkin's Study

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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 was the victim of  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.

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."  Good Night from St Petersburg!!