Pushkin 225 years2024-04-02T12:14:02+02:00

225 Years
of Alexander Pushkin

On June 6, 2024 the world will celebrate 225 years since the birth of Alexander Pushkin

“I don’t know what will come out of my eldest grandson. The boy is clever and eager to read books, but he does not study well, and seldom passes his lessons in order”

Pushkin’s grandmother about her grandson

6 years (1811-1817) young Pushkin spent at the Imperial Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, where his poetic gift was first appreciated
The complete academic collection of Pushkin’s works, including drawings and letters, takes up 20 tomes.

While freedom kindles us, my friend,
While honor calls us and we hear it,
Come: to our country let us tend
The noble promptings of the spirit.


Pushkin Monument
in Belgium

In 1999, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin, a monument to Alexander Pushkin was erected in Brussels. The monument was created by the Soviet and Russian sculptor Georgy Vartanovich Frangulyan. The square in Brussels’ historic commune of Laken, where the monument is installed, was named after the great poet. Every year, on June 6, the poet’s birthday, admirers of his talent and the public of Brussels organize a poetry festival at the foot of the monument. The Russian House in Brussels takes an active part in the commemorative events.

Pushkin’s descendants
in Belgium

A direct descendant of Alexander Pushkin and the last bearer of the Pushkin surname, the great grandson of the poet Alexander Pushkin, lives in Brussels with his wife Maria Alexandrovna Pushkina-Durnovo, who is also a direct descendant of Alexander Pushkin and Nikolai Gogol.

In 1999, Alexander and Maria founded the Pushkin International Foundation to honor the memory of their great ancestor.

Related video’s

Direct descendants of the great poet , 5 June 2021, Brussels

Interview with Maria and Alexander Pushkin on the day of honoring the memory of the great poet Alexander Pushkin at the Pushkin Monument in Laken, Brussels.

Poetical festival nearby the Pushkin’s monument in Brussels

Polina Dashkevich, a finalist of the national stage of the “Living Classics” recitation contest, reads a fragment of the poem “The Bronze Horseman” to the poet’s descendants – Maria Alexandrovna and Alexander Alexandrovich Pushkin and other admirers of the great Russian poet.

“What a Pushkin”

International Poetry Contest “What a Pushkin” in Belgium. Students of Russian Language School read Pushkin’s poems.

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