Literature

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 House-Museum of A. P. Chekhov

The first Museum of A.P.Chekhov (1860 — 1904) was established in Moscow on the initiative of the writer’s family. It was opened on 25 April 1912 at the Rumyantsev Museum. Today the Chekhov House-Museum is located in a two-storey stone outhouse, built in 1874 on Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya street. This house was rented by the Chekhovs family from a famous doctor J.A.Korneev. […]

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The Dostoevsky Apartment Museum

Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is the greatest Russian writer, the classic of Russian literature and a thinker. He became famous as the author of such immortal works as “Idiot”, “Crime and punishment”, “Humiliated and insulted”, “The Brothers Karamazov” and many others. In October the 30th in 1821 Maria Fedorovna Dostoevskaya gave birth to son Fedor in a flat at the Bozhedomka street. […]

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Silver Age of Russian Poetry

The turn of the XIX and the XX centuries witnessed the rebirth of Russian poetry, which was later called its Silver Age. Balmont and Sologub, Bryusov and Blok, Gumilev, Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Voloshin, Tsvetaeva, Severyanin, Yesenin, Mayakovsky and other famous poets have written their best pieces of poetry during that period. Silver Age is a legendary and unique phenomenon in Russian […]

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Pushkin – related sites of Moscow

Bus-walking tour of Pushkin – related sites of Moscow will tell you about the most important events in the poet’s life, associated with his hometown. In Moscow the poet was born, was baptized and spent the years of his childhood. In Moscow he met a young lady, Natalia Nikolaevna Goncharova, his future wife. He married her and spent the first […]

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State Museum of Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy is a great Russian writer, who lived to see his creation be favorably recognized by the public. He was born in August 28, 1828 in the province of Tula. It was in 1847 when he starting writing novels. During his life he traveled a lot and tried various occupations, but being a writer agreed to him most. Tolstoy’s […]

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