Alexander Pushkin, portrait by Vasily Tropinin Alexander Pushkin 1799-1837 In Dom Naschokina Art Gallery mason great poet Alexander Pushkin was living two last weeks of his life in 1837.

Alexander Pushkin, portrait by Vasily Tropinin Alexander Pushkin 1799-1837 In Dom Naschokina Art Gallery mason great poet Alexander Pushkin was living two last weeks of his life in 1837.

“The great Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, often sketched out his characters in his rough drafts, along side their descriptions. This picture was taken from a rough draft for the second canto of possibly his finest work: Eugene Onegin.”

“The great Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, often sketched out his characters in his rough drafts, along side their descriptions. This picture was taken from a rough draft for the second canto of possibly his finest work: Eugene Onegin.”

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.  Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

ABRAM PETROVICH HANNIBAL. Adopted African slave child who became the godson of Peter the Great, a decorated military commander, an engineer, and the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin.

ABRAM PETROVICH HANNIBAL. Adopted African slave child who became the godson of Peter the Great, a decorated military commander, an engineer, and the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin.

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