Pushkin's Oak Tree

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If you do not believe the legend of poet Alexander Pushkin sitting under the branches of this very oak tree, there is no direct relation between the famous Russian poet and the tree on Tverskoy Bulvar (Tverskoy Boulevard). Except for the fact that Pushkin was a frequent visitor to the boulevard, and that he met his future wife Natalia Goncharova at the manor, which stood in place of the modern-day Moscow Art Theatre. Be what may, but the fame of the great Russian poet has helped this honorary tree, which survived the 1812 Fire of Moscow, to remain on the boulevard to this day.