Alexander Alexandrovich Bestuzhev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Бесту́жев; (3 November [O.S. 23 October] 1797 – 19 June [O.S. 7 June] 1837), was a Russian writer and Decembrist. After the Decembrist revolt he was sent into exile to Caucasus where Russian Empire was waging the war against the Circassians. There writing under the pseudonym Marlinsky (Russian: Марли́нский; ) he became known as a romantic poet, short story writer and novelist. He was killed there in a skirmish.