The Pushkin Museum in St. Petersburg

The Pushkin Museum in St. Petersburg

How to explain the national love of Russian people to Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin? We will not seek an explanation, but only say: in Russia there is no such person who would not know who Pushkin is. The vast world of his creativity is accessible to everyone. However, in order to comprehend the depth of his ideas, one can sit on his books all his life, but this work never ends.

In the Pushkin Museum on the Moika in St. Petersburg is always crowded. Time seemed to stop here, because everything in the house was the same as it was on the day of the poet’s death on January 29, 1837, when at two o’clock in the afternoon the heart of the great Russian poet stopped beating.

Here is the sofa on which Pushkin spent the last hours of his life, a desk with manuscripts, a

business card with a short inscription: “A. Pushkin.” Already during the poet’s lifetime, everyone in Russia knew him, so there was no need for explanations to this famous name.

After the restoration of the museum, it opened a new exposition in which the poet’s apartment was first presented in its entirety, all eleven rooms. Visitors are shown while nine of them.

The seven rooms occupied by the poet and his family were recreated according to a plan made after Pushkin’s death by his friend the poet VA Zhukovsky. The lobby is restored with a grand staircase. Finally, we can see the rooms where Natalia Nikolayevna lived with her children. To prepare these rooms for display, it took five years of restoration work and serious work of Pushkin scholars.

We must see how proudly the poet’s house was shown by the director of the All-Union Pushkin Museum, S. N. Nekrasov! He opened another door in front of us, and his face shone: but look, there’s a miracle here! There is still a smell of paint, chairs and chairs have a new skin, not only Pushkin, but no one ever sat on them. And yet Pushkin’s spirit here is ineradicable.

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The Pushkin Museum in St. Petersburg