Alexander Pushkin – To the Slanderers of Russia (1831)


Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Pushkin's Farewell to the Sea by Ivan Aivazovsky and Ilya Repin (1877)
Ivan Aivazovsky and Ilya Repin – Pushkin’s Farewell to the Sea (1877)

TO THE SLANDERERS OF RUSSIA

Why rave ye, babblers, so — ye lords of popular wonder?
Why such anathemas ‘gainst Russia do you thunder?
What moves your idle rage? Is’t Poland’s fallen pride?
‘T is but Slavonic kin among themselves contending,
An ancient household strife, oft judged but still unending,
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