Table of contents:
- Alexander Pushkin
- Alexey Dostoevsky
- Fyokla Tolstaya
- Peter Tolstoy
- Artemy Lebedev
- Maria Gaidar
- Tatiana Leskova
- Andrey Nikitinskikh
- Alexander Sholokhov
Their ancestors left behind not only a huge creative legacy. Many of them had children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, whose descendants still live today. Some of them prefer to lead a modest life, while others have become quite famous people. It often does not even occur to us that famous media personalities are in fact living descendants of Russian classics, whose works have been read for more than one generation. What are the descendants of the great Russian writers and poets doing today?
The great-great-grandson of the beacon of Russian poetry, Alexander Alexandrovich Pushkin, resides permanently in Belgium, but since 2005 he has been a Russian citizen. He is the last direct descendant of Alexander Sergeevich and is constantly popularizing the work of his great great-great-grandfather. In addition, Alexander Alexandrovich is widely known as a benefactor and philanthropist, he is married to his second cousin. There are no children in marriage.
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The great-grandson of the great Russian writer lives in St. Petersburg. Despite his pedagogical education, he works as a captain of the Valaam monastery fleet. Of all types of creativity, he is most attracted by music: together with his wife Natalya, he is a member of the "Bird C" group, plays the bass guitar. Alexei Dostoevsky has four children, three daughters and a son, Fyodor, named after his great ancestor.
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The famous journalist and TV presenter is the great-great-granddaughter of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy. The name Thekla was born from a household nickname, at birth she was named Anna. He has two higher educations, a diploma of a philologist-slavinist and a director. He actively supports literary projects, collaborates with the Kultura TV channel, and is a director and producer of popular TV programs.
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Leo Tolstoy's great-grandson and Fyokla Tolstoy's second cousin graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University. His whole life is connected with television, he hosted many programs, acted as a director and producer. Later, Pyotr Olegovich took up politics, now he is the deputy chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly.
The great-grandson of Alexei Nikolaevich Tolstoy is widely known as a designer, blogger and inventor. He is the founder of several design studios and an online advertising agency. He gained fame as a lover of obscene expressions, which he considers an integral part of the Russian language. Artemy Andreevich is the son of the writer Tatyana Tolstoy, the granddaughter of Alexei Tolstoy, and the philologist Andrei Lebedev.
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The son of Vladimir Mayakovsky Gleb-Nikita Lavinsky, born as a result of a short romance of the poet and artist Elizaveta Lavinsky, was a fairly famous sculptor. His daughter Elizabeth inherited her father's talent, she is engaged in sculpture, painting, graphics. She founded an art workshop to teach art to children.
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The great-granddaughter of two famous writers Arkady Gaidar and Pavel Bazhov chose politics as her field. In Russia, she took the most active part in the March of Dissent, created her own foundation "Social Issue". In 2015 she received the citizenship of Ukraine. She was an adviser to Mikhail Saakashvili when he headed the Odessa regional administration, today she is a freelance advisor to the President of Ukraine.
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The great-granddaughter of the writer Nikolai Leskov was born in Paris, grew up abroad, and currently resides in Brazil. She studied ballet all her life, made an invaluable contribution to the development of ballet art in Brazil. She toured a lot all over the world. She also became famous as a specialist in the restoration of ballets by choreographer Massine. Tatyana Yurievna turned 96 years old in 2018, she lives alone, there are no children. He loves to read in Russian, and prefers Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace to all the works of Russian classics.
The great-grandson of Pavel Bazhov was repeatedly inspired by the tales of his famous great-grandfather. Andrei graduated from the Sverdlovsk Theater Institute, worked in Omsk in the drama theater, later moved to St. Petersburg, was accepted into the troupe of the Theater on Vasilievsky. Filmed in films, played the main role in the film "Notes of a Young Doctor" based on Mikhail Bulgakov. He is fond of making amazing wooden dolls, which then take part in puppet shows staged by the actor and director.
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The grandson of the famous writer Mikhail Sholokhov at one time graduated from the Faculty of Biology and Soil Science of the University in Rostov-on-Don, graduated from the postgraduate course at Moscow State University, and received the degree of candidate of biological sciences. Later he received a law degree. He was engaged in teaching activities, was the director of the Mikhail Sholokhov Museum-Reserve in the village of Veshenskaya. Since 2003, he has been actively involved in politics, having gone from a deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Rostov Region to a deputy of the State Duma.
Of the 13 children of the writer Leo Tolstoy, only 8 survived to adulthood. How their fates developed and what mark did they leave in history and literature?