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Opinion: The Bear Comes Uninvited to Crimea

Opinion: The Bear Comes Uninvited to Crimea

“The uninvited guest is worse than a Tatar!” This is how Alexander Pushkin begins Tsar Saltan, a fable in verse he composed in 1830. The founder of Russian literature, Pushkin came to know the Tatars when he spent two years in Crimea in the 1820s. He must have heard...