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Elena Monakhova peronal open lecture: «Count K.V.Nesselrode as a superior for A.S.Pushkin and A.S.Griboedov. The practice of historical research»

On Wednesday, March 24, at 12.00 in the Green Hall of Russian Institute for the History of Arts will hold peronal open lecture by Elena Monakhova: «Count K.V.Nesselrode as a superior for A.S.Pushkin and A.S.Griboedov. The practice of historical research» (in the framework of the seminar “Issues and methods for the arts studying”).

Count Karl Vasilievich Nesselrode (1780-1862) as a The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the State Chancellor of the Russian Empire has been the significant figure at the biography of the poets Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Griboedov, Feodor Tyutchev. Under his personal supervision, they were in the service for a long time and their fates substantially depended on him. An unforgettable character of the Minister of “strange” affairs, according to Griboyedov, rises from the pages of the novel by Yury N.Tynyanov “The Death of Wazir Mukhtar.”

Karl Nesselrode, descended from a German aristocratic family, has been a notable figure in the history of European diplomacy of Napoleon and the Crimean War period. There are many secrets has been related to his personality and encirclement. The role of the Chancellor in the tragic death of Alexander Griboyedov in 1829 in Tehran and in the dueling history of Alexander Pushkin in St. Petersburg in 1837 require today the most careful consideration and assessment, since they leave many questions that have not been disclosed in the vast literature devoted to them. By comparing various historical evidence the author of the report tries to clarify certain points in the biography of the two poets.