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The Russian literature is known worldwide, people from all over the World read Russian writers with pleasure. Statistics shows, the most recognized Russian writers are Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Lermontov, Gogol. The beauty of Russian Language reveals at all its power in classical Russian literature. This people were, without any doubt, geniuses, however they were simple people as well, and there were a lot of funny stories in their life, here some of them.
Mikhael Lermontov the – fan of mathematics
Michael Lermontov was the great poet and the lover of art. However, thirsting for development and expression of creativity nature of the poet always searched for other ways of expression besides poetry. During one period, Lermontov was very interested in mathematics. He spent days trying to solve difficult mathematical problems, consulting with friends. Once Michael faced a huge challenge, he worked all day long trying to solve it, being at home of his old friend Lopukhin. Eventually, he couldn’t solve it and has fallen asleep behind a table. At night he saw at his dream the strange person, who has told the decision of this mathematical problem. Lermontov woke up and wrote the decision on a board. Lopukhin came in the morning and was amazed. Lermontov promised to send a portrait of the person which has prompted the necessary decision. A week later he has sent Lopukhin’s portrait in full growth in the ancient suit, written on a canvas with oil.
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