Russia`s celebrating Pushkin`s birthday


On June, 6th we celebrate the birthday of the most talented Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. He was born on June, 6th, 1799 in Moscow. In Soviet times this event was called Pushkin Holiday of Poetry and has always attracted lots of attention.

These days thousands of people gather in Mikhaylovskoye Museum Reserve to listen to young poets and actors declaiming Alexander Pushkin`s poems. Famous musicians, actors and artists also take part in the celebration.

The works of Alexander Pushkin follows us through all our lives. The books of this outstanding author unite people of all generations, ages, believes and nationalities.

Pushkin is often called the founder of Russian literature. His poems are read all over the world. His fairytales are familiar even for those who haven`t started reading yet.  

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