“House-commode”. That’s precisely what A.P. Chekhov called his Moscow apartment where he lived from 1886 to 1890, and that’s exactly where he wrote many of his books, for example, the play “Wood demon” and the stories “Steppe”, “Fires” and “Boring History”. To me, as a philologist, it is always curious to visit literary museums, to track how the development of the writer’s works happened.
But this museum will also be interesting to the person without any literary education. Firstly, because Chekhov is quite a popular writer, both among Russians and among foreigners. Why not learn more about him? Secondly, the museum organizes interesting excursions of great quality. By the way, besides a literary component, I was also pleased by Chekhov’s office room. Frankly speaking, I did not expect to find fishing accessories on the writer’s table. At his office, Chekhov not only engaged in creativity, but also examined his patients (Chekhov was a doctor).