The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
SERGEI YESENIN (1895-1925) was raised in the countryside and successfully combined in his poetry the traditions of "high" Russian literature with the motifs of folklore. He became quite popular in the 1910s-1920s. However, by the middle of the 1920s, Yesenin experienced a serious personal crisis, which ended in his suicide. To this day, the circumstances and cause of his death are surrounded in rumor and innuendo. Due to this, for for most of the Soviet era, Yesenin's work was all but forbidden, and he was criticized as a decadent poet, but this did not stop his work from continuing to be popular.