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“Yours is the ancient Oedipean mission to seek to solve the riddles of a sphinx…” A. Blok.

“In architecture of St.-Petersburg “the Egyptian style” is one of defining and the most mysterious attributes of a city on Neva, sphinxes from university quay became long ago one of the basic symbols of the city on a level with the Peter and Paul Fortress and Admiralty”.

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The Alexandrian Column… What did Pushkin mean to tell us?

In 1880, Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky, one of the greatest Russian playwriters, delivered a speech dedicated to the opening of the Pushkin monument. He uttered that the poet left us underestimated treasures; his first merit being that through him everything that can grow wiser becomes smarter. The poet leads the audience to an “unknown country”, “some paradise”, where the reader’s soul rises, his intentions become nobler and feelings more subtle.

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About the Amazing Eyes of Pushkin

In his famous Pushkin speech (1880) Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky uttered the following words:

“Pushkin died in the full maturity of his powers, and undeniably bore away with him a great secret into the grave. And now we, without him, are seeking to divine his secret. (…) We must still speak much and at length about Pushkin. In my view, we haven’t even begun to discover Puskin yet.”

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