Lermontov's poetic reputation, second in Russia only to Pushkin's, rests upon the lyric and narrative works of his last five years. The Demon (1829-41, tr. 1930), his narrative poem about the love of a fallen angel for a mortal, was used by Anton Rubinstein as the basis of an opera. Mtsyri (1833; tr. The Circassian Boy, 1875) reflects Lermontov's antireligious feeling and idealization of primitive life. His heroic poems include "The Song of the Merchant Kalashnikov" (1837, tr. 1929). Lermontov's partially autobiographical novel A Hero of Our Time (1840, tr. 1958, 1966, 2005) consists of five tales describing aspects of the life of Pechorin, a disenchanted, bored, and doomed young nobleman. The novel is considered a pioneering classic of Russian psychological realism. Lermontov, who had once sought a position in fashionable society, became enormously critical of it. His caustic wit made him numerous enemies, and, like Pushkin, he was killed in a duel.
See biography by J. Lavrin (1959); studies by J. Mersereau (1962), L. Kelly (1977, repr. 1983), B. M. Eikhenbaum (1981), J. G. Garrard (1982), E. Etkind, ed. (1992), R. Reid (1997), V. Golstein (1998), I. Kutik (2004), and D. Powelstock (2005).
Mikhail Yurevich (Russian: Михаил Валерьевич Юревич), born February 13, 1969, is the current mayor of Chelyabinsk (since 2005). He was also a deputy of the 3rd and 4th State Duma of the Russian Federation.
He received his degree in engineering at the South Ural State University.
As of February 2006, his estimated wealth was $85 million.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, on a working visit to Chelyabinsk, discusses the state of affairs in Chelyabinsk Region with Governor Mikhail Yurevich.
Jul 23, 2010; The governor told the prime minister that the overall situation in the Chelyabinsk Region was favourable. For example, the...
PRIME MINISTER VLADIMIR PUTIN, ON A WORKING VISIT TO CHELYABINSK, DISCUSSES THE STATE OF AFFAIRS IN CHELYABINSK REGION WITH GOVERNOR MIKHAIL YUREVICH.
Jul 23, 2010; MOSCOW, Russia -- The following information was released by the government of the Russian Federation: Transcript of the beginning...
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin holds a conference call with the authorities of the Chelyabinsk Region and Udmurtia.
Feb 11, 2012; The conference participants discussed the relocation of people from dilapidated housing at the Korkinsky open pit mine in the...