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Monument to A.S. Description and photo for Pushkin - Belarus: Minsk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The monument to Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin on the banks of the Svisloch River in Minsk was erected in 1999 for the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Russian poet.
Pushkin visited Minsk in 1824. He was returning from exile to Mikhailovskoye. In spite of the fact that the state podorozhnaya ordered him not to deviate from the route, his friends persuaded him to come to Minsk. There, at one of the dachas, a game was played, described by Pushkin later in "The Queen of Spades."
The most romantic monument to Pushkin was presented to Minsk by the Moscow mayor's office. The poet sits on a bronze bench on the picturesque bank of the river and admires the sunsets over the ancient districts of Minsk. Steps of stairs lead from the bank to the bench. The poet would have gone down to the calm river waters, but he was dreaming, looking at the magnificent view, and remained on the bench for good. Poems worthy of an ancient city are born in the poet's head. A dandy top hat lies nearby, his cloak is open, a quill is in his hand.
The monument was created by a creative team of sculptors, consisting of the father and son of the Orekhovs Yuri and Grigory.
Grateful residents of Minsk arranged around dreamy Alexander Sergeevich is a beautiful square, beautiful in all seasons. Here flowers bloom from snow to snow, joyful children's voices ring. Newlyweds come here for the great Russian romantic to bless their union.
Near the monument to Pushkin, century-old oaks grow, as if the monument had stood here for a hundred years - it has so successfully blended into this ancient natural corner.
The place for the erection of the monument to Pushkin was specially chosen so that the modern populous energetic city would remain behind the poet's back.
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