I'm wondering, if duels were popular in Russia in Pushkin's times. 37 is a high number of years and Pushkin did shoot many humans, before was shot downed by d'Anthès.

I'm trying to grep ru.wikipedia.org with "дуэль" - and there is only one... and it is only little paragraph about his death.

Any suggestions?

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Pushkin didn't kill (or even wound) anybody in duels before he was killed in one.

There is a full list of Alexander Pushkin's duels in Rina Tim's article Alexander Pushkin’s Duels. There were 26 of them. Most of them were called off, and in several of the others, Pushkin did not shoot. In two of them, both participants shot and missed (although it's not stated whether they were trying to miss or not). The only one where a bullet hit a participant was the one where Pushkin was killed.

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    "Most disputes die, and no-one shoots" Nov 2, 2020 at 17:37
  • So, your answer is 0? Zero? Nov 4, 2020 at 13:46
  • The answer is zero. Pushkin never even wounded anybody in a duel before being killed in one.
    – Peter Shor
    Nov 4, 2020 at 15:13

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