Statues - Hither & Thither

Russia
Moscow - Москва

Pushkinskaya ploshchad'
Пушкинская площадь

Александр Сергеевич Пушкин

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Moscow 1799 - Saint-Petersburg 1827
Russian author and poet
(Wikipedia)
Oleksandr Opekushin
1880

Moscow - Москва /  Александр Сергеевич Пушкин   Moscow - Москва /  Александр Сергеевич Пушкин

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

ПУШКИНУ Слух обо мне пройдет
по всей Руси великой,
И назовет меня всяк сущий
в ней язык,
И гордый внук славян, и
финн,
и ныне дикой
Тунгуз, и друг степей
калмык.
Сооруженҍ
вҍ 1880 году
И долго буду тем любезен
я народу,
Что чувства добрые
я лирой пробуждал,
Что в мой жестокой век
восславил я Свободу
И милость к падшим
призывал.
TO PUSHKIN The talks of me will spread across whole great Russia,
And any tongue living therein will call me (remember my name),
be it a proud grandson of the Slavs, a Finn
or a Tungus presently a savage,
and a Kalmyk the friend of steppes.
Erected
in 1880
And for long I will be pleasant to the people
because I've been waking good feelings by my lire,
because I have panegyrized freedom in our cruel age
and because I had called for mercy to the fallen.

Annotation

Paid for by public donations and unveiled in 1880 to eulogies by Ivan Turgenev and other writers, the statue was moved from its original location on the other side of Tverskaya ulitsa to its present site in 1950.

The texts on the sides of the pedestal are two strophes of Pushkin's poem based on Horatius, Exegi monumentum (Carmina III, 30).

Old Postcard(s)

 
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Location (N 55°45'55" - E 37°36'19")

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