Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—1799 -1837 —
He gave his life for them. To this day, Pushkin is the Russian people’s pride.
[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.
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Erected 1999 by The American-Russian
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); A Bench By The Road (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ingrid Bergman (was about 500 feet away but has been reported missing. ); St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); GW's River Horse (about 500 feet away); Professors Gate (about 600 feet away); Marquis de Lafayette Hall (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.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons •
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