Literary Russia

One of Russia's patrimonies is its literary heritage. Russia gave to the world a lot of great writers and poets like Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Chekhov and many others. During your trip to Russia you’ll have a unique possibility to know these outstanding people closer. In house-museums of the great writers you could get acquainted with collections of documentary, memorial materials and books connected with their life and art.

 

For example, in museum of Tolstoy in Khamovniki, Moscow you’ll have a chance to see the archives of manuscripts of the writer who created War and Peace. For more exigent visitors in Moscow we can offer excursions to Chekhov’s house-museum, museum of Bulgakov, house-museum of Pasternak where he finished his novel Doctor Zhivago, house-museum of Russian play-writer Ostrovsky where you can take a dive into the atmosphere of Moscow of the XIX century.

 

Maxim Gorky’s House Museum will be interesting not only for literature lovers but also for those who is fond of architecture. It is a unique Art Nouveau building bearing traces of the collision of two epochs. The design uses the motif of the underwater world, echoed in the colouring of the interiors painted aquamarine blue, in the seahorse-shaped door handles, and the depictions of foliage which complement the facades.

 

You can also travel to  the countryside and suburbs to discover lakeside mansions or dachas of famous writers.

No place is more connected with Lev Tolstoy, one of the greatest authors Russia has ever produced, than his estate of Yasnaya Polyana. The estate was the most beloved place of the writer who was born here, wrote his greatest works here and is buried here.

Melikhovo Estate – the place where Anton Checkhov lived from 1892 to 1899, wrote some of his most famous works there (the short story Chamber No. 6, and the plays The Seagull and Uncle Vanya), worked as a village doctor, laid a telegraph line, and built several schools.

 

St. Petersburg opens to you the world of Dostoevsky: besides house-museum of the writer where he lived and worked during his last years and finished his novel Brothers Karamazov, we’ll offer you an unforgettable excursion along streets, squares and quarters where the action of the novel Crime & Punishment took place. Excursion to Pushkin in St. Petersburg will give you a possibility to visit the lyceum where studied and born as a writer Pushkin. Pushkin’s memorial apartment on the bank of the river Moika is also available for visitors - This was the apartment where the poet spent the last two years of his life, and where he also died after being shot in a duel.

 

Aleksander Blok’s apartment, number 21, which later became a museum, is located on Dekabristov Street, and is where the poet spent the last nine years of his life. It was the first museum in Russia dedicated to the poet of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry (c1890-c1930). Since Aleksander Blok perfectly represents that time, his name became symbolic for both his contemporaries and people of later generations. 

 

47 Bolshaya Morskaya Street, St. Petersburg. This address is known to every reader of Vladimir  Nabokov’s works. The future great writer, the great exile  was born in this house  Since then  the house has not changed much , the house number is the same. Nabokov called it "the only house in the world". And we can understand it literally – Nabokov and his family never owned any house after their departure from St.Petersburg in November 1917.