Statue of Russia’s Greatest Poet Alexander Pushkin to Be Revealed in Copenhagen

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Russia’s most renowned poet will be perpetuated in Copenhagen, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday.

A statue will be revealed at the opening ceremony on June 6 in the Royal Library of the Danish capital. June 6 is not only the poet’s birthday, but also the Day of Russian Language established by UNESCO in 2010. The ceremony will be attended by the Danish Minister of Culture and members of the country’s royal family.

Monuments to Alexander Pushkin can be found in many countries including France, Spain, India, China and Moldavia.

It was earlier reported that Belgium is collecting money to establish a monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great.

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