Mikhail Lermontov is one of the descendants of the Giray dynasty

The Great Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov, as it turns out, has matrilineal Crimean Tatar roots. Moreover, not simple ones. The Crimean literary critics and literature historians Vladimir Kazarin and Marina Novikova proved the kinship of the poet with the Crimean khans of the Girays dynasty.Based on the following materials: RIA News, the article authored by V.Kazarin and M. Novikova “Mikhail Lermontov and the Turkic world”