Place of Lermontov's Duel in Pyatigorsk

Place of Lermontov's Duel in Pyatigorsk

Place of Lermontov's Duel in Pyatigorsk
Place of Lermontov's Duel in Pyatigorsk 


At the place of the duel (tentative place) of Mikhail Lermontov and Nikolai Martynov, on the northwestern slope of Mashuk, there is a monument - it reminds of how you can easily lose your life. And it doesn't matter if you are a genius or an ordinary person. First, a modest obelisk was erected at the site of the poet's death. Later, the first projects of the monument began to appear. At the beginning of the 20th century, a structure appeared on the slope of Mashuk, resembling a mausoleum with a sacred altar. Every year a civil funeral service was held here.

After that, due to its poor condition, the monument was dismantled and reassembled several times, until, finally, on the eve of the centenary of the poet's birth, the authorities of KavMinVod allocated funds for the construction of a permanent monument. As a result, it appeared in 1915, without celebrations, since Russia participated in the First World War. Honey Waterfalls in Kislovodsk

Every year, on the day of the poet's death, fans of Lermontov's talent gather at the monument. By the way, the exact place of the duel has not yet been found. 

In the center of the city cemetery in Pyatigorsk there is a tombstone obelisk, which indicates the alleged place of the poet's original burial. Lermontov's body rested in the necropolis for 8 months, after which the coffin was transported to the village of Tarkhany, Penza province, to the estate of Mikhail Yuryevich's grandmother. Here the poet was re-buried in the family chapel next to his mother's grave. Read this article of Resort Park in Essentuki.


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