Alexander Pushkin is Russia’s best-known and most widely-read poet. He was born in 1799 in Moscow and died after falling into debt and scandal in 1836. Poems such as ‘The Bronze Horseman’ and ‘The Stone Guest’ are best. His poetic short dramas, like ‘Mozart and Salieri’, are are quite popular. His works are often described as the best examples of Romanticism in Russian literature, despite not being known as one during his lifetime.