Alexander (Aleksandr) Sergeyevich Pushkin.
Pushkin, Russian poet and novelist, is renowned for his huge contribution to Russian literature and language. Many of his works formed the basis of operas such as The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky; Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky; Ruslan and Ludmila by Glinka and the Tale of Tsar Sultan and the Tale of the Golden Cockerel by Rimsky-Korsakov. In Russia a play has been written based on Pushkin’s letters. Famous stories include The Tale of the Dead Princess and Seven Knights.
Painting by Nikolai Pavlovich Ulyanov