Mikhailovskoye, Trigorskoye, Petrovskoye, Svyatogorsky ("Saint Mountain") Monastery... everything here is linked to the life of the Great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. During his exile, the poet lived at his mother's estate in Mikhailovskoye, and created many magnificent poems there. He is buried in Svyatogorsky Monastery. Pushkin frequently paid visits to the neighbouring estates; at Trigorskoye he stayed at the house of his dear friends the Osipov-Wolf family, and he came to see his relatives at the Petrovskoye estate. The area is astonishingly picturesque. The cold Sorot River meanders along, rural roads and paths lead into the distance, and dense and solemn woods stand silent. Those who have read Pushkin have encountered this northern landscape many times, and once on these grounds may unintentionally expect the silhouette of the poet himself to flit at a turn of the road, impetuous and distinct as the rapid sketches made by a quill on the margins of his manuscripts!