Around Ulitsa Kazanskaya

Marina Tsvetaeva Memorial Complex

At the crossroads of Ulitsa Kazanskaya and Ulitsa Malaya Pokrovskaya are three sights connected with the famous Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva, who was evacuated to Yelabuga during the Second World War. Both museums are run as part of the Yelabuga State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve.

Marina Tsvetaeva Literature Museum

The first is the Marina Tsvetaeva Literature Museum which details Marina's childhood in Moscow, her emigration to Czechoslovakia and France and then her return to Russia and evacuation to Yelabuga. On display are personal items of the poet as well as copies of the NKVD documents on her.

Marina Tsvetaeva Memorial House

The second museum here is the Marina Tsvetaeva Memorial House, which is where Tsvetaeva lived after being evacuated to Yelabuga in August 1941. Lest than a fortnight later she hanged herself in this house. One room in the house has been restored to how it would have looked when Tsvetaeva lived there, whereas the other room hold displays. Also on display is the small note book which was in the poet's pocket when she killed herself.

Marina Tsvetaeva Monument

In between the two buildings is a bronze bust of Tsvetaeva which is covered by a gazebo. This monument was unveiled in 2002 on the 110th anniversary of her birth.


Location 61 Ulitsa Kazanskaya + 20 Ulitsa Malaya Pokrovskaya
Clock 09:00 - 18:00. Closed on Mondays.