Alexander Pushkin was born
Added: 2012-12-24 11:21:00

Pushkin dedicated many of his verses to Georgia – On the Georgian Mountains, Monastery on Kazbegi, Caucasus, Avalanche, etc.

Pushkin’s name first appeared in the Tiflis press in 1829. His poetry gained huge popularity among Georgians in his life-time. Pushkin’s poetry was translated by famous Georgian poets: A. Chavchavadse, G. Orbeliani, S. Razmadze, I. Chavchavadze, A. Tsereteli, R. Eristavi, T. Tabidze and others.  Since 1899, Pushkin’s translated works were published many times in Georgia. Ilia Chavchavadze dedicated a special issue of the newspaper Iveria to the centennial of the great poet’s birth.

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