The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will host a screening of the documentary Pushkin Is Our Everything Thursday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Guilford House, Room 323.
In the documentary, Michael Beckelhimer goes on a journey through Russia to find out how Russia’s most famous 19th-century poet became contemporary Russia’s supreme national icon—and how he’s helping Russia today.
After 200 years, Alexander Pushkin remains one of the most potent symbols of Russian national consciousness and pride. Dostoevsky praised him at the unveiling of the first Pushkin statue in Moscow in 1880, many Russians of all stripes have glorified him. Pushkin is everywhere in Russia today: brought to life in movies and plays, sculpted in bronze statues looming over squares and streets all across Russia. Russians often say that Pushkin is their “everything”.