Russian literature had an impact not only on the spirituality of the Russian people, but also on the development of culture and art in the world.

Foreign readers first learned the power and greatness of Russian literature in 1879, when a translation of the poem “War and peace” by L. N. Tolstoy in French languagewas. After that, the literature of Russia began to play an important role in the world literature process, and such Russian writers as Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov influenced the spiritual life of many foreign countries.

In the XIX century, foreign readers knew the works by Nekrasov, Lermontov, Pushkin, Gogol. There are performances and films by Tolstoy, Chekhov, Dostoevsky all over the world .Their literary heritage is  still studied.
The originality and depth of Russian literature is its main distinguishing feature. It is rich of aestheticism, morality, subtle understanding of human morality and deep penetration into the human soul.
We invite you to touch the world of the great Russian writers and poets and to visit their museums — places where they lived, loved, suffered and worked, where each written line reflected the history of the Russian people.

The Alexander Ostrovsky House Museum

The museum locates in a house, where a playwright Alexander Ostrovsky was born. The wooden house is a cultural monument of the early twenties of the 19th century; it locates in the Zamoskvorechye region, which is one of those rare districts in Moscow, maintaining charm and coziness of old time living. Ostrovsky’s city mansion is surrounded by a gorgeous garden, […]

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The House-Museum of M. Gorky

The mansion was built in 1900-1903 by the order of S. P. Ryabushinsky, who was a banker and an industrialist. Stepan Pavlovich was a great lover and connoisseur of art, so the construction of the house was entrusted to his close friend, the architect F. O. Shekhtel. He designed completely the interiors and exterior of the building. The frieze of […]

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I.S. Turgenev’s museum

Ivan Turgenev was born in Orel in 1818. He is a great Russian novelist, a corresponding member of the Petersburg Academy of Science. As young as in early childhood Ivan saw the cruelty and fads of the landlords that he couldn’t forget and that inspired his “early hatred of slavery and serfdom.” Almost the only happy memories of childhood were […]

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The house-museum of M. Y. Lermontov

Mikhail Lermontov was born in 1814, in Moscow, in the house of major-general N.Tol near Red Gates (the district of Krasnye Vorota metro station in Moscow). Now there is no the house where the poet was born, there is no the Church of the Three Saints, where he was baptized, there are no Red Gates. But a small wooden one-storey […]

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Bulgakov’s Moscow

Mikhail Bulgakov is a writer and a playwright. His works are an integral part of the golden fund of Russian literature. Bulgakov is one of the most read writers in the XX- XXI century, now he is called the great writer, the genius, although it was impossible to imagine formerly. Still, the name of the “The Master and Margarita” author […]

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Gogol`s house

Russia’s only museum of Nikolai Gogol is located in the old urban manor in the centre of Moscow on Nikitsky Boulevard. In this very house Nikolai Gogol spent the last four years of his life and died on February, 21 (O.S.), 1852. The permanent exhibition is located in the front suite at the first floor of the mansion’s main house. […]

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