Today is the birthday of Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. Now it’s one of the most famous literary museums in Russia.
The Lyceum was opened on October 19, 1811. The first graduates were all brilliant and included Alexander Pushkin and Alexander Gorchakov, Russian politician and minister of foreign affairs.
The influence of Lyceum on his poetry was comprehensive: in his first youth poems, in the correspondence to friends, in novel of poems "Eugenie Onegin", in poems of different years there are huge parts devoted to Lyceum. That made Lyceum a unique museum of culture and literature.
The Museum reconstructs the atmosphere of the beginning of XIX century. Exhibits show how students of the Lyceum lived and studied. A special attention is paid to the most brilliant generation of graduates, to those, who studied with Pushkin.