Rains of History
The wall near the Museum’s building has 10 portraits of famous cultural figures who fell victim of the political repression, including Nikolai Gumilyov, Vsevolod Meyerkhold, Boris Pilnyak, Osip Mandelstam, Aleksandr Vvedensky, Pavel Florensky, Gustav Shpet, Nikolay Klyuyev, Mikhail Koltsov, Daniil Kharms.
The name refers not only to tears of grief shed in the ruthless stream of time capable of destroying stone pyramids, states, and fragile destinies of people. Rains of history, as well as epochs of history, can be of different kinds. There are rains that wash away the brightest and most talented people as well as fruitful rains that wash away the dust of oblivion.