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Evgeny Onegin : history and context
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The 1825 Interregnum Emperor Alexander I died unexpectedly in Taganrog in 1825; The heir apparent, his brother Constantine, abdicated the throne; His younger
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Emperor Nicholas I Ruled from 1825- 1855 More severely autocratic than Alexander I Under his rule, codified “Autocracy, Orthodoxy, and
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The Decembrists Driven by secret societies formed by 1812 veterans; Focused on education and civic involvement; Supported, to various degrees, abolition of serfdom and a less
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The Decembrist revolt: 12/14*/1825
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Pushkin’s exile(s) Pushkin had already been exiled from St. Petersburg since 1820, due to a political poem that angered Alexander I; After 1824 was confined to his family estate; He was friends with a number of the Decembrists; his works were found among their confiscated papers; Pushkin’s work after the Decembrist revolt was subject to strict censorship (even letters to his wife)
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Onegin : writing and publication
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