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Why We Love the Russians

Ice hockey, vodka, Sochi, pro tennis player Maria Sharapova, beef stroganoff, Saint Basil's Cathedral and the Moscow Royal Ballet are just a few reasons why we love the Russians.

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Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

We love that Russian authors and poets are honored all over the world. In Medellin, Colombia, a statue of Alexander Pushkin was donated by the Russian Writers’ Union to the University of Antioquia. Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era whom many consider the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Other popular Russian writers include Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov.

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