Nicolai Ostrovsky is an author of the legendary novel "How the Stell Was Tempered" lived in Sochi almost 8 years. Here, he decided "to write down the events whose withness and participant he had been".
In Sochi he wrote the words that were the credo of his life and of many people of the world: "Man's dearest possession is life. It is given to him to live but once, and he must live it so as to fell no torturing regrets for wasted years, never know the burning shame of a mean and petty past; to live so that, dying, he might say: all my life, all my strength were given to the finest cause in all the world - the fight for the Liberation of Mankind".
Sochi has a number of places associated with the name of Nikolai Ostrovsky: in houses on Primorskaya and Orekhovaya Streets he wrote the second part of "How the Stell Was Tempered" and the screenplay based on that novel, a number of articles, and the novel "Born of the Storm".
The hose in which Nikolai Ostrovsky lived and worked, on his death turned into a museum which has become a place of pilgrimage for millions. Everything has been preserved in the hose as it was during the writer's life, the way the master of the house wanted it to be.
In the fifties, a Literature Museum was erected near this house to hold manuscripts, documents, the personal belongings of the writer and his family.
In the opinion of its numerous visitors, the Museum has become a school of bravery, a school of high morality