Pushkin’s pride: how the Russian literary giant paid tribute to his African ancestry


His black great-grandfather was abducted as a child and raised in Peter the Great’s court.

A new Pushkin translation includes the little-known history of Russia’s Shakespeare

For Russians, Alexander Pushkin inhabits a space beyond taste, where nationalism has given subjective art the patina of fact.

Shin 6fHe is the undisputed father of their literature in the way Shakespeare is for Brits.

Given the insular nature of contemporary Russian politics, it might be hard to imagine that the creator of Eugene Onegin was not only a proponent of multiculturalism and global exchange but an…

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