. Mikhail Bulgakov worked on this book throughout one of the darkest periods of the 20 th century. He began to work on the first version of this book in It was abandoned, taken up again, burned many times.
Bulgakov burnt his manusscripts under the threats of the Soviet Government Read this novel!
The idea to put a monument to Bulgakov next to his house- museum belongs to the museum staff. It was born long ago, but there was no money in the state budget for this project. The design of the monument was first presented at the exhibition of the famous sculptor Mykola Rapay. But after that the artwork returned to the artist's studio. It looked like it was abandoned. But somebody who preferred to remain incognito donated 70 thousand dollars. Moreover, the sponsor wanted the monument to be exactly like it was designed by Mykola Rapay. The sculptor was working for three years. During this time he did not show the monument to anybody and did not make any comments.