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Polyarnaya Zvezda (The Polar Star), almanac

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POLYARNAYA ZVEZDA (The Polar Star), literary almanac (pocket book for lovers of Russian literature), published by А. А. the Bestuzhev (Marlinsky) and K. F. Ryleev. The years 1823, 1824, 1825 saw a release of three editions, however the fourth one (for the year 1826) compiled and printed never appeared due to the events of 14 December, 1825 (Decembrists Revolt). Among others V. А. Zhukovsky, Alexander Pushkin, А. S. Griboedov, Ivan Krylov, А. А. Delvig, N. I. Gnedich, P. А. Pletnev contributed for the almanac. Its literary orientation was much dominated by Bestuzhev's Reviews, who advocated the aesthetic principles of the Romantic Movement in literature. With a clear Decembrist orientation, the Polyarnaya Zvezda produced a polemic environment for the liberally spirited F. V. Bulgarin, O. I. Senkovsky, N. I. Grech. In 1824-25 the editorial office was accommodated in the house of the the Russo-American Company at 72 Moika River Embankment.

References: Базанов В. Г. Очерки декабристской литературы: Публицистика. Проза. Критика. М., 1953; Полярная звезда, изданная А. Бестужевым и К. Рылеевым. М.; Л., 1960.

M. V. Zakharova.

Bestuzhev Alexander Alexandrovich
Bulgarin Faddei Venediktovich
Delwig Anton Antonovich
Gnedich Nikolay Ivanovich
Grech Nikolay Ivanovich
Griboedov Alexander Sergeevich
Krylov Ivan Andreevich
Pletnev Peter Alexandrovich
Pushkin Alexander Sergeevich
Ryleev Kondraty Fedorovich
Senkovsky Osip Ivanovich (Yuzef Yulian)
Zhukovsky Vasily Andreevich

Moika River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 72

Базанов В. Г. Очерки декабристской литературы: Публицистика. Проза. Критика. М., 1953
"Полярная звезда", изданная А. Бестужевым и К. Рылеевым. М.; Л., 1960


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