|Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin is buried
beside his mother
at Svyatogorsky Monastery, near Mikhailovskoye, Russia.
Tomb of Alexander Pushkin
Pushkin died as a result of a pistol wound sustained in a duel with Baron Georges d'Anthès who, allegedly,
was having an affair with his wife Natalya. Pushkin married
the beautiful 16 year old Natalya Nikolayevna Goncharova in 1832 but their marriage was not a
The Tsar, fearing a popular uprising, had Pushkin buried
in secret on February 6, 1837. Pushkin, a controversial
figure, had previously been expelled from St Petersburg and
from the Russian civil service for his revolutionary
writings. He was also involved with the radical group who
instigated the 1825 Decembrist uprising.
Pushkin is widely regarded as Russia's greatest poet and
the forefather of modern Russian literature. He mixed Old
Slavonic with colloquial Russian to create a powerful lyrical
Pushkin's masterpiece was the verse novel Eugene
Onegin (1833). It concerns the romantic exploits
of a dashing young aristocrat and provided a rich cast of
characters that subsequent Russian writers drew upon.