House of the Russian Abroad named after Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The House of the Russian Abroad, named after Alexander Solzhenitsyn, is a Moscow Museum and administrative complex that combines the functions of a museum, an archive, a library, and a research center. Founded in 1995 on the initiative of the historian Viktor Moskvin.

The founders were the Government of Moscow, the Russian Public Foundation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the publishing house “IMKA-Press.” Since 2009, the sole founder has been the Moscow Department of Culture.

As of 2022, the House of Russian Abroad museum fund includes more than 250,000 items, most of which are donated by families living abroad. The library fund comprises over 90,000 items: books, almanacs, magazines, and periodicals. The fund was based on materials presented to the center by Nikita Struve and the Books for Russia committee, which operated in the United States under the leadership of the publicist Lyudmila Flam-Obolenskaya.

The basis of the All-Russian Memoir Library, which is part of the House of Russian Diaspora, are documents of the revolutionary period. All materials were handed over to Alexander Solzhenitsyn in response to the writer’s call to collect documentary evidence of the events of the early 20th century. Solzhenitsyn also donated to the museum the archives of Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich, Leonid Zurov (Ivan Bunin’s secretary), and philosopher Semyon Frank.

Working hours: Tue, Wed 11:00–19:00; Thu 11:00–21:00; Fri 11:00–19:00; Sat 11:00–21:00; Sun 11:00–19:00.

Address: Nizhnyaya Radishchevskaya st., 2, Moscow, Taganskaya (ring), Taganskaya (radial), Marksistskaya.

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