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Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

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“The great Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, often sketched out his characters in his rough drafts, along side their descriptions. This picture was taken from a rough draft for the second canto of possibly his finest work: Eugene Onegin.”

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Illustration from "Eugene Onegin" (Alexander Pushkin, illus. by Anna & Elena Balbusso). I love how this is both "art in a book" and "a book in art".

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