Pushkin’s Cabinet

Pushkin’s Cabinet



Before us is Pushkin’s study in the house on the embankment of the Moika River in St. Petersburg. It is small, almost cramped and little lit. The main thing here is books. AS Pushkin’s library is 4 thousand volumes in 14 languages, each of the books the poet found and acquired personally.

In the corner, between the shelves, there is a leather sofa, they brought here on their hands and laid deadly wounded in the poet’s duel. In the corner on the stand – Pushkin’s favorite canes, he collected them. A button is inserted into the hilt of one, taken according to the legend from the coat of Peter the Great. A wooden traveling box, a gift from his grandfather, the poet took with him everywhere. He traveled a lot, drove almost the whole of European Russia. The portrait of the young Zhukovsky, handed to Pushkin with the inscription “To the winner-pupil from the defeated teacher”, also always accompanied him on the road. On the desk is the famous inkpot inkpot. Nearby are the remains of a goose feather, a pocket edition of “Eugene Onegin,” published a month before Pushkin’s death, sketches, manuscripts… On Pushkin’s working chair should be said separately. It was made on special order by the furniture master Gambs in 1835. It cost 375 rubles. The back of the chair could be reclined, and below it was mounted a special footrest.

Here, in his office, after the wound, Pushkin was in agony for another two days. The ancient English clocks were stopped with a fight by Zhukovsky in a moment when the poet’s heart ceased to beat, at 2:45 pm on January 29, 1837.




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Pushkin’s Cabinet