stories from Ekaterinburg

Anna Matveeva was born in Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk by then) and has been living there since. All her literary works are connected to this town and the region: her several collections of short stories, her novel DYATLOV PASS about a tragic true story that happened in the Ural mountains, and of course her latest novel VERA STENINA’S ENVY where the main heroine is working as a very special art expert in the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts – being able to feel and hear a painting. If it is fake, there will be no sound.

This museum was one of the sightseeing spots Anna Matveeva showed to me today telling me thousands of interesting stories behind the facades of the capital of the Ural. After a day full of impressions and talks we ended up in the House of Writers where this photo was taken.