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Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Aleksandr Pushkin

 

—1799 -1837 —

 
Aleksandr Pushkin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
1. Aleksandr Pushkin Marker
Inscription.
During his all too brief life, Aleksandr Pushkin created a body of literary works of astonishing, life-affirming beauty. Deeply attached to his Russian and African roots, Pushkin’s genius was devoted to the values of honor, freedom and individual dignity.
He gave his life for them. To this day, Pushkin is the Russian people’s pride.

Exigi Monumentum

[Verse in Russian text: …]

[Translation in English:]

"In years to come I’ll earn my people’s adoration,
For only gentle feelings my lyre did awake,
For freedom did I praise in time of tribulation
And mercy for fallen heroes’ sake,"
A. S. Pushkin.

- Translated by GW Professors Jonathan Chaves and Peter Rollberg.


This statue, by Alexander Bourganov and Igor Bourganov,
was created on initiative of the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation
on the occasion of the bicentennial of Aleksandr Pushkin’s birth.

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President
The George Washington University

The Honorable James W. Symington, Chairman
American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation.


[Seal of]
The George Washington University, Washington, DC

 
Erected 1999 by The American-Russian
Aleksandr Pushkin Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
2. Aleksandr Pushkin Marker and Statue
Cultural Cooperation Foundation & The George Washington University.
 
Location. 38° 53.981′ N, 77° 2.918′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from H Street, NW east of 22nd Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leonard A. Grimes (a few steps from this marker); Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms (within shouting distance of this marker); Ingrid Bergman (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); GW's River Horse (about 500 feet away); Marquis de Lafayette Hall (about 600 feet away); George Gamow (about 600 feet away); Edward Teller (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Pushkin. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. MajGen Abram Petrovich Gannibal ... Pushkin's African great-grandfather. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Monument to Alexander Pushkin on Ploshchad Iskusstv (Arts Square), St. Petersburg. (Submitted on February 4, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords.
Aleksandr (Sergeyevich) Pushkin image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
3. Aleksandr (Sergeyevich) Pushkin
portrait by Ores Kiprinsky, 1827
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin; Afro-Russians.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Persons
 
Aleksandr Pushkin statue in Arts Square, St. Petersburg, Russia image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 29, 2012
4. Aleksandr Pushkin statue in Arts Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
- with one of the square's ever present pigeons in front of the State Russian Museum on Ploshchad Iskusstv. This monument was created by sculptor Mikhail Anikushin and erected in 1957 to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg and is considered the finest of the several Pushkin statues in Russia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on February 4, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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