Klin – it is a small town in 80 km from Moscow, along the railroad leading to Tver and St.Petersburg. See the map here.

Nothing is very special about this town, though it has some interesting buildings and churches.  But it became famous because Piotr Tchaikovsky, the great Russian composer, has been lived there. It was his home for the last 8 years of his life, when he decided to escape Moscow to hide from its hectic urban life.

He never had his own house; he only rented a few.  During these 8 years he lived about 2 years in one house, then – 3.5 years in another and so on.  The last one – where museum is now – was his home for the last 1.5 years of his life.  His last symphony – the 6th one – was written here.

After Tchaikovsky’s death in 1893, his brother, Modest, made a museum here.  Since that time thousands of devoted fans of Tchaikovsky visited this place, enjoying surroundings where the great music was made.






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