Aleksandr Pushkin

Aleksandr Pushkin (HMVMX)

Location: Washington, DC 20052
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.981', W 77° 2.918'

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— 1799 -1837 —

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.

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The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation & The George Washington University
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 11:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322346 N 4307639
Decimal Degrees38.89968333, -77.04863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.981', W 77° 2.918'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 58.86" N, 77° 2' 55.08" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2169-2199 H St NW, Washington DC 20052, US
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