Alexander Griboyedov

Alexander Griboyedov (1795-1829) was not simply a great poet and playright, but also a composer and a diplomat. His Woe From Wit is widely recognized as one of the greatest works of Russian literature. Unfortunately, he died rather young, while serving as Russia’s ambassador to Persia, when an angry mob sacked the embassy and killed all the staff.

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Woe from Wit (38: Happiness)

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