Alexander Pushkin's duel place
In 1837, Alexander Pushkin, infuriated by the rumors of an affair between his wife Natalia and baron Georges of Antes, challenged him to a duel. On January 27, the two men fought and the poet was shot in the stomach. He died from the wound two days later at age 38.
Located on the left bank of Chornaya River (Black River), the duel place was marked out with a granite and marble column at the beginning of the 1930s. For the one hundred years of Pushkin's death, a granite obelisk was erected in its place. It is decorated with a bronze plate depicting the profile of the poet.