Is the case of Abraham Hannibal a rare occurrence in Russian history?
He is probably the only one. He became the stepson of Peter the Great and became a skilful engineer. He was comrade in arms of Peter the Great and shared with him the love of military strategy. Q: Do the Russians accept the fact that Pushkin had an African great-grandfather? It is not strange for the Russians. We accept it as a fact. Nobody is astonished. Pushkin is a literary genius and in Russia we do not connect it with his ancestry. Pushkin’s name belongs to the whole world. Q: What do you think the Eritreans feel when they look at the statue of Pushkin in Asmara? I think the Eritreans now see in him a poet that has a relation to Eritrea. They see in him the return of his great grandfather, a return to the homeland. You know the birthday of Pushkin is on the 26th of May. Every year now, the Russian Embassy will go to the monument and deposit flowers. This will be a new tradition in Asmara. Q: This is the first statue of Pushkin in Africa. Are there many statues of Pushkin outside o
- Compilation tapes in my history were tapes with titles as "smell of the end of summer", often given to me by boyfriends,in any case mostly by men. Which advantages has the mix-tape for you, and which personal tradition in life?
- Whats the history behind the terms "Cracker" and "Honky"?
- What is the history of the Rare Book Department?