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Literary Museums of Russia
March 6, 2007 15:27

It is no secret that literature has always taken a special place in life of Russia, whereas classics of Russian literature are almost cult figures, whose legacy and memory are cherished by many. A whole range of literary museums prompt visitors a deeper insight into lives and creations of outstanding men of letters, carry out research and educational activities and hold literary festivals. Find here info on some of the most remarkable museums dedicated to Aleksandr Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Aleksandr Blok, Anna Akhmatova, Sergey Yesenin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Mikhail Bulgakov, as well as the State Literary Museum, keeping golden funds of literature related exhibits.

The All-Russian Pushkin Museum (in St. Petersburg) springs from the first Pushkin Museum established in 1879 in Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum on the initiative of professors and students of the Lyceum, the poets friends and family. Read more

Pushkin State Museum (in Moscow) was set in 1957. The museum has received many objects related to life and work of Pushkin since its opening: portraits, books, manuscripts, engravings, china, furniture, and so on. Read more

Memorial Pushkin Museum Reserve Mikhailovskoye (In Pskov region) is the poetic motherland of Alexander Pushkin, the place of his coming-to-be a poet. There he lived and created during some of his most prolific years. There he was laid to rest. Read more

Pushkin Museum Reserve Boldino (In Nizhny Novgorod region) is one of the most remarkable and the biggest Pushkin museums in Russia. Pushkins family estate Boldino played an exceptional role in the creative biography of the poet: here he completed Eugene Onegin and a number of other famous masterpieces. Read more

M. Lermontov Museum Reserve Tarkhany (In Penza region) includes Lermontovs ancestral estate Tarkhany with a complex of memorial monuments of the early 19th century. The golden fund of the museum presents the poets drawings, personal belongings, original editions of his works, etc. Read more

L. N. Tolstoy Museum (in Moscow) is a complex of museums dedicated to the writer, a world known centre for research and propagation of Tolstoys creative heritage, and a richest fund of manuscripts, books, pictures, and memorial materials related to life and work of the great writer. Read more

Leo Tolstoy Museum Estate Yasnaya Polyana (in Tula region) The estate of the 18-early 20th centuries has kept its appearance almost intact. The historic and natural museum reserve includes the house of Leo Tolstoy, his library, and magnificent parks and groves the writer planted himself. Read more

F. M. Dostoyevsky Memorial Museum (In St. Petersburg) was open in 1971, marking the 150th anniversary of the writers birthday. The writer lived the last part of his life in these apartments. The novel Karamazov Brothers was written here. Read more

A. P. Chekhov Museum Reserve Melikhovo (in Moscow region) is one of the most remarkable monuments of Russian culture. Here the great Russian author Anton Pavlovich Chekhov lived and worked from 1892 to 1899. The museum lovingly keeps the memory of Chekhov as a writer, a doctor, and a public figure. Read more

A. A. Blok Museum Reserve Shakhmatovo (in Moscow region) is a unique historical and cultural space, a corner of Paradise not far from Moscow alight with the genius of the Russian poet. Read more

Anna Akhmatova Memorial Museum at Fountain House (In St. Petersburg) became the first museum dedicated to those representatives of Akhmatovas generation, who tried to preserve their inner world and personality in spite of the pressures of the totalitarian establishment. Read more

Moscow State S. A. Yesenin Museum (in Moscow) features all the creative path of the poet Sergey Yesenin. Unusual design of the exposition provides a special space of his poetry. Read more

V. Mayakovsky Museum (in Moscow) Since Mayakovsky is considered one of the brightest representatives of Russian avant-garde art, the museum dedicated to his life and creativity could not but break classical museum canons. Read more

Cultural and Educational Centre "Bulgakovs House" (in Moscow) is the only museum of Mikhail Bulgakov in Russia today. The museum is located in the house where Mikhail Bulgakov lived in the early 1920s. It is here where the so-called "no good flat" from Master and Margarita was located: Voland and his "crew" took up residence in these apartments. Read more

State Literary Museum (in Moscow) has grown into one of the biggest funds of cultural wealth of Russia. It consists of 13 branches located in Moscow and the Moscow region. Read more


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