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Ostrovsky Museum-Humanitarian Center

Located in the heart of the city, this museum is set in one of the few houses in Moscow that survived the 1812 fire. Between 1824 and 1829, Princess Zinaida Volkonskaya held literary and musical salons in that house with, among others, Alexander Pushkin. In 1935, Russian writer Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904-1936) lived there. Blind and confined to bed because of an incurable disease, yet he kept up his work until his death. In 1940, a museum was opened in the apartment where he used to live. Nowadays, the museum is dedicated in part to the work of disabled people. The museum also tells the story of Tverskaya Street and hosts temporary exhibitions. Furhtermore, each year it welcomes the “Princess Tverskaya December Salon”.
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