The place of the last Pushkin duel
The last duel between Alexander Pushkin and Georges-Charles d'Anthès took place on January 27 (February 8) in 1837 in the area of Chyornaya rechka near the Kolomyazhskaya doroga and Komendantskaya dacha. Nowadays in this place you can find a Square. The memorial park consists of a commemorative obelisk and two memorial stones, which are located nearby.
On a winter evening in 1837, Pushkin travelled by sleigh from Nevsky Prospekt to the Chernaya rechka area of St. Petersburg, then filled with woods and dachas, where Georges D’Anthès fatally wounded him in the stomach. The poet, then aged 37, had become convinced that D’Anthès was flirting with his wife and challenged the French cavalry officer to a duel.
- Address: St. Petersburg, park in front of the house №9, ul. Matrosa Zheleznika