• Boaz Albert

Monument to Maxim Gorky

Updated: May 17, 2020

Maxim Gorky was a famous writer in Russia. At first, he was very close to Lenin and the Socialist cause, but with time his criticism on the Bolshevik regime grew, and the government persecuted him. After he died in 1936, Stalin rewrote his biography, saying he was a strong supporter of the revolution.

The statue was erected here, on the street he lived for several years, and the nearest metro station called upon his name: Gorkovska.

I have a special feeling for Gorky. He was a big fan of the Jewish national poet – Hayim Nachman Bialik. He used his relationships with Lenin to allow Bialik's family, together with ten more Hebrew writer's families, to get out of the Soviet Union, escaping from a regime that was persecuting them for wanted to revive the Hebrew culture.


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