Zinaida Gippius, a Russian poet, a co-founder of Russian symbolism and one of the most intelligent women of her time. She left Russia in 1917 not to be executed. The Bolsheviks planned her assassination for the poems she wrote against them in France where she lived with her husband. They failed as she died earlier. || "Slaves, liars, murderers, thieves or fakers - I hate you all. But you, my Jude, you, all traitors,  I hate most of all" | Image: Gippius, ca 1910. She is 40 years old in this…

Zinaida Gippius, a Russian poet, a co-founder of Russian symbolism and one of the most intelligent women of her time. She left Russia in 1917 not to be executed. The Bolsheviks planned her assassination for the poems she wrote against them in France where she lived with her husband. They failed as she died earlier. || "Slaves, liars, murderers, thieves or fakers - I hate you all. But you, my Jude, you, all traitors, I hate most of all" | Image: Gippius, ca 1910. She is 40 years old in this…

"The evening light is broad and yellow," by Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. Muse credit for Meme: via Suzanne Katz's post in the fogwalking page on Facebook

"The evening light is broad and yellow," by Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. Muse credit for Meme: via Suzanne Katz's post in the fogwalking page on Facebook

Marina Tsvetaeva Russian poet linocut

Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva linocut portrait

Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) was a Russian poet and novelist whose epic Doctor Zhivago helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) was a Russian poet and novelist whose epic Doctor Zhivago helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

THE JEWELS OF THE ROMANOVS~ The history of this crown is closely tied with the Romanovs dynasty and Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov presented this crown to his bride Sophie Meklenberg, granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin.

THE JEWELS OF THE ROMANOVS~ The history of this crown is closely tied with the Romanovs dynasty and Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov presented this crown to his bride Sophie Meklenberg, granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin.

Anna Akhmatova | Анна Ахматова | Anna Akhmatova, russian poe… | Flickr

Anna Akhmatova | Анна Ахматова | Anna Akhmatova, russian poe… | Flickr

Vladimir Mayakovsky.  "Russian poet and author, in his early twenties.  We’re just taking a wild guess here, but Mayakovsky probably isn’t going to call you." Via My Daguerreotype Boyfriend.

Vladimir Mayakovsky. "Russian poet and author, in his early twenties. We’re just taking a wild guess here, but Mayakovsky probably isn’t going to call you." Via My Daguerreotype Boyfriend.

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (born June 6, 1799) was part of the country's literati from age 15. By 26, he had begun publishing the serialization of Eugene Onegin, his novel in verse. By 37, he was dead, killed in one of the 29 duels that he fought in his short life.

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (born June 6, 1799) was part of the country's literati from age 15. By 26, he had begun publishing the serialization of Eugene Onegin, his novel in verse. By 37, he was dead, killed in one of the 29 duels that he fought in his short life.

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.  Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

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