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CDL: Central House of Writers (Tsentralny Dom Literatorov)

  • 50 ul. Povarskaya Map It
  • Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya
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Updated 06/24/2013

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It's believed that Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) used this large mansion, the administrative offices of the Writers' Union, as a model for the Rostov home in War and Peace. A statue of Tolstoy stands in the courtyard. Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940) set part of his satire of Soviet life, The Master and Margarita, here. The beautiful wood-paneled dining room is open to the public.

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50 ul. Povarskaya, Moscow, 123995, Russia

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Updated 06/24/2013


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