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RUSSIA. PUSHKIN, Alexander Sergeyevich (1799-1837)
RUSSIA. PUSHKIN, Alexander Sergeyevich (1799-1837) Large Cast Iron Anniversary Medallion of Pushkin, Profile, Head and Shoulders,  Celebrating the 150 Anniversary of his death,  1987
8½ ins. dated on the front 1837-1937, and on the reverse "Kacnu 1987" and "CACNAHO - CCCP",
Pushkin, is considered Russia's greatest Poet and the founder of Modern Russian Literature. His most famous works are the drama Boris Godunov, and his novel in verse, Eugene Onegin. He claimed ancestry through Scandinavian and German Royalty. Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), an African page raised by Peter the Great. Always sensitive about his "Honour" he fought many duels. The final one was with a Fench Officer who attempted to seduce his wife. His early death at 37 years, was considered a catastrophy for Russian Literature.

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