Alexander Pushkin

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A Pushkin theme park? How about Discworld World, StephenKingLand …
After many children’s book attractions, an ‘immersive experience’ based on the poet’s fairytales is planned in Russia. Isn’t it time for more adult resorts?

Alison Flood

20, Jan, 2020 @8:45 AM

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Onegin review – Natalia Osipova thrills with ecstatic, lovestruck obsession
The Russian ballerina is exhilarating to watch in John Cranko’s 1965 take on Pushkin’s novel, partnered by Reece Clarke in the title role

Lyndsey Winship

20, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Eugene Onegin review – a grand production of Tchaikovsky's masterpiece
Natalya Romaniw is a glorious Tatyana in Scottish Opera’s new show, wonderfully conducted by Stuart Stratford and incorporating extra parts of Pushkin’s novel

Andrew Clements

29, Apr, 2018 @3:11 PM

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Pushkin descendant puts Russian poet’s turbulent life on stage for first time
Opera tells how radical killed in a duel with his wife’s suspected lover transformed Russia’s literary language

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

21, Apr, 2018 @12:23 PM

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Brief encounters: what are the best short novels?
It won’t take much longer to read You Were Never Really Here than watch the new film – so it’s a good moment to celebrate the lasting joys of brevity

James Reith

09, Mar, 2018 @2:48 PM

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Pushkin's pride: how the Russian literary giant paid tribute to his African ancestry
His black great-grandfather was abducted as a child and raised in Peter the Great’s court. A new Pushkin translation includes the little-known history of Russia’s Shakespeare

Jonathan McAloon

19, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Happiness is a salty potato – and other life lessons from Russian literature
Don’t trust a woman who wears too much perfume and know your limits – Viv Groskop on the 10 top tips Chekhov, Tolstoy and others have for us today

Viv Groskop

13, Oct, 2017 @8:00 AM

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How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution
The father of the Soviet Union was also a Latin buff who adored Goethe and liked to compare his enemies to figures in novels

Tariq Ali

25, Mar, 2017 @9:30 AM

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Yevgeny Onegin by Alexander Pushkin review – an expert new translation
Nicholas Lezard’s paperback of the week: Anthony Briggs’s new version of the classic verse-novel is the first in English not to Anglicise the hero’s name

Nicholas Lezard

09, Feb, 2016 @11:00 AM

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