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Yakovleva, Arina Rodionovna (1758-1828), others

Subject / Literature. Mass Media./Personnel

Arina Rodionovna Yakovleva(1758-1828), A. S. Pushkin's nurse( nanny). She was born in Suyda Settlemen (Voskresenskoye Village), Saint-Petersburg province . Till 1799 she was the Hannibals' serf. She got married to F. Matveev -a peasant from Kobrino village in 1781. Having become a free woman, she still decided to stay with the Pushkins and nursed the poet, his sister and brother.Puskin grew very close with his nanny during his exile in Mikhaylovskoye (1824-26); there are seven folktales and ten songs noted by the poet while she was telling them to him. Some of Pushin's verses such as "Zimnii vecher"( "Wintry Evening" ,1825), "Podruga dnei moikh surovikh" (" A Friend of My Harsh Days",1826), "Vnov ya posetil" (" I visited once again",1835) are connected with Arina Rodionovna Yakovleva; she immortalized as Tatyana Larina's nanny in Yevgeny Onegin and Vladimir Dubrovsky's nanny. She was buried in Saint Petersburg, Smolenskoye Orthodox cemetry( the grave was not survived ;memorial tablet). In 1974 the museum "A.S.Pushin's nanny's log hut(domik)" was opened in her son's peasant's house in Kobrino village of Gatchina District. Yakovleva's house itself in the former Hannibal's estate was not survived.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Hannibals, the
Matveyev, F.
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich
Pushkins, the
Yakovleva, Arina Rodionovna

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Kobrino Village
Historical Toponyms/Saint Petersburg Gubernia, the/Suyda Village

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"The House of A.S. Pushkin's Nanny", a museum.

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Arina Rodionovna*, v. Yakovleva, A.R.