Place of the Pushkin last duel

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The place of the last Pushkin duel

The last duel between Alexander Pushkin and Georges-Charles d'Anthès took place on January 27 (February 8) in 1837 in the area of Chyornaya rechka near the Kolomyazhskaya doroga and Komendantskaya dacha. Nowadays in this place you can find a Square. The memorial park consists of a commemorative obelisk and two memorial stones, which are located nearby.

On a winter evening in 1837, Pushkin travelled by sleigh from Nevsky Prospekt to the Chernaya rechka area of St. Petersburg, then filled with woods and dachas, where Georges D’Anthès fatally wounded him in the stomach. The poet, then aged 37, had become convinced that D’Anthès was flirting with his wife and challenged the French cavalry officer to a duel.

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Pushkin's life and duel

Visit the places related to the daily life and last days of the great Russian poet

  • Address: St. Petersburg, Kolomyazhskiy puteprovod
  • Working time: Round table
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