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  • Happy anniversary, Pushkin! - Moscow
  • ‘Eugene Onegin’, translated by Vladimir Nabokov - Moscow
      ?Eugene Onegin?, translated by Vladimir Nabokov
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  • ‘Eugene Onegin’, translated by James E. Falen - Moscow
      ?Eugene Onegin?, translated by James E. Falen
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Our great bard turned 210 years of age June 06, 2009. I don?t expect you would know his verses by heart. Our MPs do cite your O.Henry and Saint-Exupery at any occasion, however, and MPs are not the most educated folks, you know. *

I said it once, and I?ll say it again: you cannot really like the country just by sight, if you don?t bother to learn anything substantial about it.

?Eugene Onegin? is about 200 pages and $20 ? that?s less than a modest lunch for two these days. If you do not appreciate the effort of the sophisticated author of ?Lolita?, try your own countryman and save a few bucks!

This is the first edition, 1825 - courtesy Pushkinsky Dom, St. Petersburg
Note the old alphabet.

Two others are books sold on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Eugene-Onegin-Aleksandr-Sergeevich-Pushkin/dp/0691019053
http://www.amazon.com/Eugene-Onegin-Oxford-Worlds-Classics/dp/0192838997/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_c

P.S.
And if you manage ?Boris Godunov?, you may save even the guiding fee to the Trinity Lavra in Serguiev Posad.

* Looks like The White House Russian team reads VT.

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  • Updated Jul 8, 2009
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