Russia ranks first in the world in listening to poetry. Most often they listen to the works of Alexander Pushkin both in Russia and abroad, according to the Storytel audiobook service which conducted a study dedicated to World Poetry Day which is traditionally celebrated on March 21, RIA News reported.
It is noted that the peak of poetry auditions fell on the last quarantine year 2020. Alexander Pushkin takes the first place in listening among all poets in the world, holding also the first place in popularity in Russia. The second most popular was Alexander Griboyedov and the third, Sergey Yesenin. These are followed by Mikhail Lermontov and Vera Polozkova. Also in the top ten are Boris Pasternak, Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Korney Chukovsky.
The service also clarified that Sweden is in second place among the countries where poetry is most listened to, while Denmark occupies third place, the Netherlands took fourth, and India fifth. From foreign literature, Russians most often listen to the works of Dante Alighieri, Homer, William Shakespeare, John Milton, and Omar Khayyam.