Both for liking the picture and for making a good guess! I'm Ukrainian actually. And you must be German, no wait a second, then you probably would not speak Russian well enough to know that "lake" is of neuter gender... Hm... Maybe Czech?
You got it! I am Czech, grew up on the border with Austria. I studied Russian for 11 years and even had a pen pal in Minsk. We had to read books in Russian, and memorize "pismo natashi" from Evgenij Onegin (I still remember it!). Puskin is good, but I prefer Czechov....sorry, do not speak ukrainian...hahaha
Udivitelno! Dazhe ya ne pomnyu pismo Natashi naizust, tolko pervuyu chast.
Speaking about literature, my favorite Czech writer is Kundera. Never tried reading him in original, but I find his translations into English really good. In fact better than translations into Russian.