Updated: Oct 2
Maxim Gorky was a famous writer in Russia. At first, he was very close to Lenin and the Socialist cause. Still, with time his criticism of the Bolshevik regime grew, and the government persecuted him. After he died in 1936, Stalin rewrote his biography, saying he was a strong supporter of the revolution.
On the street he lived in for several years, the statue was erected here, and the nearest metro station called upon his name: Gorkovska.
I have a special feeling for Gorky. He was a big fan of the Jewish national poet – Hayim Nachman Bialik. He used his relationships with Lenin to allow Bialik's family and ten more Hebrew writer's families to leave the Soviet Union. They had to escape from a regime that was persecuting them for wanted to revive the Hebrew culture.