Museum of I.D. Vasilenko

Taganrog, Russia

Museum of I.D. Vasilenko

Museum of I.D. Vasilenko (Russian:Музей И. Д. Василенко) is a museum in Taganrog, Rostov region, located in a house in which from 1923 to 1966 lived writer Ivan Dmitrievich Vasilenko, winner of the Stalin Prize. It is the part of the Taganrog State Literary and Historical-Architectural Museum-Reserve. It is located at Chekhov street, 88.

The house where Ivan Vasilenko lived with his numerous family from 1923 to 1966 was built in 1906. It is an object of cultural heritage of regional importance. The writer was born on January 20, 1895 in the family of a volost clerk and seven years later moved with his parents to Taganrog from the village of Makeyevka. Here he lived all his remaining life, creating his works, and died on May 26, 1966 from tuberculosis. On the wall of the building there is a memorial plaque dedicated to the writer.

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