The House-Museum of Vasily Aksenov, a famous Russian writer, is located on the main street of Kazan in an old mansion. The house has the interior recreated in the Soviet style and the style of Aksenov's study.
The function of the House-Museum is based on the concept of Vasily P. Aksenov. “It should be a literary and a jazz club. There should be a small audience ... Something that would open the door for the seeds of the intellectuals of the city. A place for creative people to meet....” Themed meetings with famous writers and poets, as well as literary and musical evenings take place in the house each month. Every year in November the Museum hosts the literary-musical festival entitled the Aksenov-fest. The first festival was held in Kazan in 2007 and was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the writer. Vasily Aksenov, Andrei Makarevich, Bella Ahmadullina and many other famous poets, writers, and musicians attended the event. That was when the Star Ticket Prize was established for the support of young talents.
The opening of the Vasily Aksenov House-Museum took place on November 13, 2009, in the house where the writer spent his childhood. This building is a typical 19th century, city manor house with an attic and basement. In the 1930s, the house was turned into communal apartments where the future writer lived with his relatives after his parents were arrested. The childhood and adolescence of Aksenov are closely linked with the capital of Tatarstan, so it is no coincidence that many of his stories are related to Kazan.
Bus: Take number 10, 10a, 22, 28, 28a, 30, 35, 35a, 54, 63, 83, 89, 91, or 98 to the Ulitsa Tolstogo (Tolstoy Street) stop
Trolleybus: Take number 2, 3, 5, 7, or 8 to the Ulitsa Tolstogo (Tolstoy Street) stop
55/31 Karl Marx St. Kazan, Tatarstan, 420111, Russia