on October 28, 2001
The Pushkin Museum is where the Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, lived for the last months of his life. The house had belonged to Pushkin's friend, Prince Sergey Volkonsky, who had taken part in the Decembrist uprising & been exiled to Siberia. After a duel to defend the honour of his wife, Pushkin was brought here mortally wounded & died two days later on the divan in his study. There's a 1950 statue of Pushkin in the courtyard.
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