“When he visits Russia, he tells me, he is swarmed by the locals. ‘Crowds of people assemble and fight for a chance to touch me,’ he says. The last surviving male in the long family line, this Alexander Pushkin, seventy three, a retired ITT engineer, will take the name with him when he goes, and the Russians know it. He is a virtual saint to them. Why? Because his great-grandfather Alexander was the fountainhead of Russian letters and lives on today as a near-sacred cultural icon in his homeland.”
Open Letters Monthly on the rising interest in the poet Alexander Pushkin outside Russia.

“When he visits Russia, he tells me, he is swarmed by the locals. ‘Crowds of people assemble and fight for a chance to touch me,’ he says. The last surviving male in the long family line, this Alexander Pushkin, seventy three, a retired ITT engineer, will take the name with him when he goes, and the Russians know it. He is a virtual saint to them. Why? Because his great-grandfather Alexander was the fountainhead of Russian letters and lives on today as a near-sacred cultural icon in his homeland.”

Open Letters Monthly on the rising interest in the poet Alexander Pushkin outside Russia.

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