Place of the duel of A.S. Pushkin


Matros Zheleznyak St., 9




Opened in

в 1937 году


M.G. Manizer / A.I. Lapirov, E.I. Catonin


9 meters

A memorial that marks the last duel of Pushkin. It is located on the former outskirts of St. Petersburg, at the Chernaya River (now there is a metro station with the same name). A duel was held there on January 27, 1837, between Pushkin and Dantes, during which the poet was fatally wounded.

The first monument in this place appeared in 1890. It was a brick pedestal with a plaster bust of the work of an unknown author and the inscription " Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, - the place of his duel, which took place on January 27, 1837 ". The bust stood until 1924.

In 1925 the society " Old Petersburg - New Leningrad " together with the Pushkin House announced a competition for the project of the monument. Only ten years later according to the project of E.I. Katonina, a column of granite and marble appeared there. In 1937, it was replaced by a nine-meter obelisk with a bronze medallion. The opening of the monument was timed to the 100th anniversary of the death of A.S. Pushkin.

In 1962, in front of the obelisk two plates were set. They symbolize barriers near which duelists have stood at a distance of ten steps