The monument to Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was installed in Rostov-on-Don on August 11, 1959 on one of the most beautiful streets of the city — Pushkinskaya. The architect of the monument is Gavriil Aleksandrovich Shultsev, the sculptor is Mikhail Adolfovich Minkus.
Alexander Sergeyevich visited Rostov-on-Don during his trip together with General Raevsky on the Don lands in 1820. The appearance, way of life and character of the Don inhabitants changed the capital inhabitant Pushkin’s perception about the world. Rostov gave the poet a vivid and unforgettable experience.
Every year on the birthday of Alexander Pushkin his admirers gather at the monument, read poetry and solemnly lay flowers to the monument. Representatives of Rostov writers» unions, cultural institutions and students of art schools of the city take part in this holiday.
Источник фотографий: Russia.Travel