Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was born on the 6th of June in 1799 and is considered by many as the greatest Russian poet ever, and the founder of modern Russian literature. Ask anyone to name a famous Russian, and they’ll very likely come up with Pushkin. Having published his first poem at the age of fifteen,… Continue reading


August 15th –Tretyakov Gallery Public Opening

Tretyakov Gallery

Today marks  the anniversary of one of the most significant days for Russian cultural heritage, as on August 15th 1893, the Tretyakov gallery was officially opened to the public. The gifting of the gallery to the state was a major stepping stone in raising the profile of Russian art. Pavel Tretyakov, the eponoymous founder, came… Continue reading