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Russia Celebrates Pushkin Day! 220 Years From Birth Of The Biggest Russian Poet

Russia Insider evolved into Russia Insight – it is Russian government backed so keep that in mind. This has little politics. Russians take their poetry seriously.  From R.I.: The prominent poet, considered the founder of the modern Russian literary language, was born on June 6, 1799 Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was born on June 6, 1799 in Moscow in the family of Sergey Lvovich Pushkin (1770-1848) and Nadezhda Osipovna Gannibal (1775-1836). His father served as an official in the Moscow Commissariat. Mother was the granddaughter of Abram Hannibal, an African orderly of Peter the Great.  

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