Pushkin Memorial Apartment on Arbat
The most famous resident of Arbat is, of course, Alexander Pushkin. Pushkin’s apartment is located in one of the oldest buildings of Arbat, Khitrovo houses, built in the middle of the 18th century and has since been repeatedly rebuilt. There, Alexander brought his young wife Natalya Nikolaevna (née Goncharova), after their wedding on Feb. 18, 1831. According to the poet’s confession, he was absolutely happy and did not write a single line. However, in mid-May 1831 Alexander was forced to leave the apartment on Arbat and move with his wife in St. Petersburg trying to hide from the ill-disposed Moscow high society.
In February 1937, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Pushkin, the house number 53 received the memorial plaque reminding of the great tenant, and in 1986 the Pushkin's Memorial Apartment Museum on Arbat was opened.