Leningrad deputy asks ICR to investigate Pushkin’s death

Leningrad deputy asks ICR to investigate Pushkin’s death
Alexander Pushkin

The applicant suspected that the poet’s death may have been not accidental, allegedly, he could have been the victim of a conspiracy.

The ICR received a statement from the Leningrad Region parliamentarian Vladimir Petrov with a request to conduct an additional investigation into the death of poet Alexander Pushkin, who was fatally wounded in a duel with French Georges Dantes. The deputy wrote a letter addressed to the head of agency, Alexander Bastrykin, RIA Novosti reports.

“Many contemporaries of the great poet, having learned about the tragedy, expressed the assumption that it was not accidental that he died. Those who knew him even suggested that Alexander Sergeevich could become a victim of a conspiracy,” the letter says.

The poet died on February 10, 1837 in St. Petersburg and was buried in the Svyatogorsk Monastery of the Pskov province.

On February 1, the Prosecutor General’s Office began a general inspection of the fact of the death of tourists on the Dyatlov Pass in 1959.



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