As part of a Worcester-Pushkin Sister Cities Project, Hildegard and I traveled to Pushkin, Russia in 1993, bringing puzzles to exhibit and supplies for puzzle making. Michail Drugov was assigned to learn from me and start a puzzle making operation. He was a talented artist and quickly picked up on this even though he spoke only Russian and I only English. Several unique well cut puzzles were sent back to me, including this one. However, no ongoing business emerged from this effort. The picture in the puzzle offered here is based on a tale by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, (born 1799, Moscow, Russia—died 1837, St. Petersburg), Russian poet, novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer; he has often been considered his country's greatest poet and the founder of modern Russian .The puzzle is interlocking, has an irregular edge and two figure pieces, one being the Russian bear, Drugov's signature piece (see picture on box). Sadly, we have lost contact with Drugov and our Pushkin friends as relations between our two countries have deteriorated.