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Pushkin

[ poosh-kin; Russian poo-shkyin ]
/ ˈpʊʃ kɪn; Russian ˈpu ʃkyɪn /
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noun

A·le·xan·der Ser·ge·e·vich [al-ig-zan-der sur-gey-uh-vich, -zahn-; Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-dr syir-gye-yi-vyich], /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər sɜrˈgeɪ ə vɪtʃ, -ˈzɑn-; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑn dr syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1799–1837, Russian poet, short-story writer, and dramatist.

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British Dictionary definitions for Pushkin (1 of 2)

Pushkin1
/ (ˈpʊʃkɪn) /

noun

a town in NW Russia: site of the imperial summer residence and Catherine the Great's palace. Pop: 84 628 (2002)Former name: (1708–1937) Tsarskoye Selo

British Dictionary definitions for Pushkin (2 of 2)

Pushkin2
/ (ˈpʊʃkɪn) /

noun

Aleksander Sergeyevich (alɪkˈsandr sɪrˈɡjejɪvitʃ). 1799–1837, Russian poet, novelist, and dramatist. His works include the romantic verse tale The Prisoner of the Caucasus (1822), the verse novel Eugene Onegin (1833), the tragedy Boris Godunov (1825), and the novel The Captain's Daughter (1836)
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