Memorial to Solzhenitsyn Erected near “Matryona’s Home”

In 1956, having been freed from exile in Kazakhstan, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn took a teaching position at a school  in the village of Mezinovka. He rented a room from Matryona Vasilyevna, who would go on to be the inspiration for his novella Matryona's Home, which he wrote that year. 

A memorial to the writer and a reconstruction of Matryona's home were unveiled last week in Mezinovka. 

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