Today’s birthday May 15th (O.S. May 3rd) 1891 : Mikhail (Afanasyevich) Bulgakov (Михаи́л Афана́сьевич Булга́ков) a Russian author, physician and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century and opponent of the soviet regime. 

Bulgakov is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, published posthumously, which has been called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.

This statue located in Moscow shows characters from “The Master and Margarita (the janitor Koroviev and Behemoth the cat) and is designed by sculptor Liubov Mirosenko.   (


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