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Pushkin gets memorial in Ljubljana

Ljubljana, 10 November - A memorial to Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was unveiled on Thursday at the Northern City Park Navje, located north of the central railway station. The bust is the first memorial in Slovenia dedicated to the Russian poet, who Russian Ambassador Doku Zavgayev said had been living in the hearts of many Slovenians for a number of generations.

Ljubljana
A bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) unveiled in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Zaur Gekkiyev, a member of the international affairs committee of the Russian State Duma, speaks at the unveiling of a bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Zaur Gekkiyev, a member of the international affairs committee of the Russian State Duma, speaks at the unveiling of a bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) unveiled in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) unveiled in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) unveiled in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
Russian Ambassador to Slovenia Doku Zavgayev (left) addressing a ceremony at which a bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) was unveiled in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) unveiled in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) unveiled in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A bust of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) unveiled in the Northern City Park in Ljubljana
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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