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Disputing Eritrea, Ethiopia Requests a Statue of Pushkin from Russia

CONTROVERSIAL? Alexander Pushkin's great grand father was Abram Petrovich Gannibal, who was born in 1696 in Loggo Sarda, a place close to Dekemhare in Eritrea. Period!
CONTROVERSIAL? Alexander Pushkin’s great grand father was Abram Petrovich Gannibal, who was born in 1696 in Loggo Sarda, a place close to Dekemhare in Eritrea. Period! (Picture: Pushkin’s statue inaugural ceremony, Asmara)

By World Bulletin,

ETHIOPIA is awaiting the imminent arrival of a decades-old statue of renowned Russian poet Alexander Pushkin – who allegedly had Ethiopian roots – from Russia, Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

Born in 1799 in Moscow, Pushkin, whose ancestry is claimed by both Ethiopia and Eritrea, is considered the father of modern Russian literature.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday that the Pushkin statue would be transported to Addis Ababa from Moscow “soon.” Continue reading Disputing Eritrea, Ethiopia Requests a Statue of Pushkin from Russia