Site of Pushkin’s Duel
Lonely Planet review for Site of Pushkin’s Duel
This is a point of literary pilgrimage for those who mourn the loss of Russia’s poetic genius, Alexander Pushkin, who was senselessly killed in a duel with the Frenchman Georges d’Anthès on 8 February 1837. The story has developed a certain mythology around it in the past two centuries. A marble monument now stands on the place where Pushkin was shot and there are always fresh flowers here. From the metro station at Chyornaya Rechka, walk down Torzhkovskaya ul and turn left at the first light on Novosibirskaya ul. Walk straight to the end of the road, cross the train tracks and enter the park. The monument is across the park to the left.