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​Exhibition "By rail with Nikolai Nekrasov"

The Russian Railway Museum and the Literary Museum of the Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (the Pushkin House) present the first joint exhibition.

The idea of creating the project arose due to two anniversaries in 2021: the 200th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov (1821) and the 170th anniversary of the founding of the Railway after Nicholas I of Russia (1851). The one that has been known to everyone since school from the poem "The Railway".

The exhibition is located in two parts of the Russian Railway Museum. Next to turntable in the new building of the Museum there is a tablet exhibition telling about the history of the Mykolaiv railway. Genuine items from the Pushkin House collection are presented inside the Class III suburban carriage.

Using the example of the construction of the Railway after Nicholas I of Russia, visitors will see how the history of the creation of the famous poem is connected with the history of Russia in the second half of the XIX century.

Nikolai Nekrasov is an outstanding Russian poet, novelist and publicist, author of the famous poems "Who lives well in Russia", "Russian Women" and many other works. The writer was keenly interested in the fate of the common man, which was reflected in his work. He traveled a lot both in Russia and in Europe, including traveling by rail.

The exhibition at the Russian Railway Museum tells about this side of the writer's life unknown to the general public. One of his most powerful poems on this topic, "The Railway" (1866), is visualized, and the story of the closure of the "Sovremennik" magazine is also told based on materials from the collections of the Literary Museum and the Manuscript Department of the Pushkin House.

The exhibition will last until March 30, 2022.

Attention! Visitors over the age of 18 will need to present a QR code or a certificate of medical withdrawal from vaccination in the presence of a valid PCR test. To confirm the QR code at the entrance to the Museum, you must present an identity document.