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About the museum

The first in Russia Mikhail Bulgakov State Museum was founded on the 26th of March, 2007, by the Government of Moscow in apartment number 50 in house nember 10 on Bolshaya Sadovaya street.

Thus the writer’s first address – Bolshaya sadovaya street, 10, apartment № 50 — became the first and only Memorial Museum of Mikhail Bulgakov in Moscow. In autumn of 1921 a young writer with his first wife Tatiana Lappa made his first home in Moscow in a small room of a huge communal apartment. Here he wrote his first literary works nightly. And alhough he moved to another flat in summer of 1924 the very image of the weird communal flat haunted Bulgakov and his works for many years («Psalm», «Moonshine Lake», «№ 13 house-Elpit Rabkommuna», « Zoyka's apartment » and finally, «The Master and Margarita», the novel which immortalized the house and its inhabitants).

The Mikhail Bulgakov Foundation was established in 1990 as an institution which served the purpose of making apartment № 50 accessible to the visitors. Now the famous «Odd Flat» is a museum where one can immerse in the environment of that period of the writer’s life in Moscow.

Despite everything we succeed in preserving the special atmosphere of this place which became a cross-point of three different epochs of Russian history: pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet era and the Post-Soviet reality.
It is Bulgakov’s creative work that makes it possible to find out what unites these three epochs and Mikhail Bulgakov Museum hopes to continue this search.