Moscow is one of the main and most important tourist destinations in Russia. As the capital of Russia, Moscow is one of the cities that hosts millions of tourists annually. Undoubtedly, one of the main reasons behind Moscow's popularity on Russia tour is a large number of tourist attractions in this city. As Moscow is one of Russia's historical cities, most tourists expect only historical attractions and historical landmarks during their tour to Moscow. Although there are many historical attractions and historical landmarks in Moscow, this is not the only positive aspect of the Moscow tour. Numerous tourist attractions, interactive and unique museums, beautiful sights, entertainment programs such as cruise ship tours, art programs such as Russian ballet and traditional Russian dance are some of the Moscow tour attractions that attract many tourists. Many of Moscow's sights are directly related to the city's history. The Kremlin is one of Moscow's main tourist attractions and is a cultural, artistic, historical, architectural, political, and religious symbol of Russia. Next to the Kremlin is the Red Square, Moscow's most essential and historic tourist attractions. Red Square also hosts several other tourist attractions that are also part of Russia tour plans. Attractions such as St. Basil's Cathedral, the unofficial symbol of Russia, is one of them, and the Gum Mall is another attraction of Red Square. There are many tourist attractions in the Moscow tourist center, which is why tourists spend most of their time on a Moscow tour near the city center. Literary and art museums are also one of the most important tourist attractions in Russia. Among these museums, The Museum of the Silver Age is one of the museums that tourists interested in Russian literature should not miss the opportunity to visit.
The Silver Age of Russian Literature refers to the period of prominent poets' activity in the late nineteenth century and the first two or three decades of the twentieth century. During this period, Russian poets' creativity increased sharply, and extraordinary works were created in Russian literature. Many equate the importance of this period in Russian literature with the golden age that occurred a century before the Silver Age in Russian literature. Although many believe that the Silver Age began with the advent of Alexander Blok's famous work, "Verses about Beautiful Women," most scholars have extended this period to include many works before Alexander Blok's well-known work as the Silver Age movement. The early twentieth century in Russia was a time of social and cultural change. During this period, the realistic image of life no longer satisfied the poets, and everyone strongly felt the need for a new movement. Although the Silver Age of Russian literature ended in 1921 after Alexander Blok's death and the execution of Nikolai Gumilev, the works produced during this period were for decades considered to be among the best pieces of art in Russian literature. One of the prominent poets of this period and primary member of the Russian symbolic movement was Valery Bryusov.
Valery Bryusov was a Russian poet, writer, playwright, historian, critic, translator, and artist born in Moscow on December 13, 1873, and died in 1924 at the age of 50 in the Soviet Union. He is buried in Novodevichy Cemetery. Many scholars consider him a vital member of the symbolic movement in Russian literature. He was a student at Moscow State University and began his literary career translating symbolic French poems. The Fiery Angel, Stephanos, and Rea Silvia are some of his most famous and significant Russian literature works. Although he had a great influence on Russian literature and worked during the Silver Age development, those are not the only tight connection between him and the Silver Age Museum in Moscow. In addition to his memorial museum, the house where he lived is also the Museum of the Silver Age in Moscow.
Tourists visiting Bryasov's house during a visit to the Silver Age Museum on a Moscow tour will find more exciting information about Alexander Pushkin's literary legacy than in Bryasov himself, as Bryasov spent much of his literary work on studying Alexander Pushkin Legacy for Russian literature. Founded in 1999 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Alexander Pushkin, the Museum of Silver Age operates under the administration of the Literature Museum. If you are interested in visiting this museum during your Russia tour program, you can find it in the 30th building on Mira Avenue in Moscow. The museum is less than an hour (on foot) from Red Square and is known as one of the tourist attractions in Moscow's center.
Undoubtedly one of the most important poets of the Silver Age of Russian literature is Anna Akhmatova. This great poet, who has immortalized her name in Russian literature and poetry, is one of the poets of St. Petersburg who is known to anyone interested in Russian literature. Tourists who want to know this great poet more can visit his memorial museum at the Fountain House in St. Petersburg. The Sheremetev Palace is one of the museums under the jurisdiction of the Museum of Theatre and Music, which, in addition to housing the Museum of Music, also houses the Anna Akhmatova Memorial Museum. Of course, the reason for the formation of the Anna Akhmatova Memorial Museum in the Fountain House is that the great poet lived in Sheremetev Palace for many years in two different periods. You can visit our weblog to learn about this poet, the Sheremetev Palace, the Museum of Music, and the Museum of Music and Theatre, before actually visiting the Sheremetev Palace during your tour to Russia.
As we mentioned, the Silver Age Museum is located in the blue and white two-story building on Mira Street. Destroyed over some time and entirely rebuilt in 1998, this is the house where Valery Bryusov lived between 1910 and 1924. This beautiful house is a fine example of Northern Art Nouveau architecture. Suppose you are interested in different architectural styles in Russia, from the time of the Russian Empire until today, or would like to get acquainted with Art Nouveau architecture. In that case, you can visit our blog to learn about different architectural styles used in Russia from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern days.
Today, tourists visiting the Museum of the Silver Age during their tour to Moscow programs are faced with a compact but informative two-story exhibition about Valery Bryusov, Alexander Pushkin, and the literary movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. On the ground floor of the museum is the personal office of Valery Bryusov, which has been completely reconstructed to the time of the poet's life in this house, using the poet's personal belongings and information about him. Some of the ground floor halls are also dedicated to the symbolic, Akmeism, and the Avant-garde movements. The first floor is the museum's main exhibition area, which is the venue for temporary exhibitions and seminars. In other parts of the museum, permanent collections, unique historical works, and personal belongings of prominent poets of that time are displayed. You can visit our blog to learn more about other Russian tourist attractions.