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Maxim Gorky Museum

This museum is housed in a former Gagarin princes mansion built in 1827 by architect Gilardi. Opened in November 1937 its primary goal was to preserve the creative heritage of Great Russian writer Maxim Gorky (1868-1936). Later it became the Gorky Institute of World Literature. Its collection now contains seventy-five thousand pieces, in addition to the strictly memorial eighty thousand items.
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