Lukomorie - Bezymennoe

It would seem the unremarkable place (a sandy spit) cannot be a historical site. However, this place and the oak, which grew on the shore, are described by the poet Alexander Pushkin in the prologue to "Ruslan and Lyudmila". In addition, it is believed that this place was the impetus for writing "The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish," which starts with the words: "Once upon a time an old man and an old woman lived on the shore of a blue sea".

There are no direct evidences of those theories, but in 1820, actually Pushkin was here when he went through this region in exile to the Caucasus. He traveled more than one, and his companions remembered that shortly stayed in the shade of a large oak that grew up in the village. There are no more oak trees there, but a single tree that fits the description of the poet, is still growing. It’s living a legend that Pushkin also gave the name to the village. Allegedly he went to the fishermen, who mended the fishnet under a tree, and asked him, “What the name of the village?”. Fishermen told that the village got no name. For what the poet said, "Well, if it is without a name, so we will call it Bezymennoe (Eng. “Without name”)".
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