Tannery, Kuntsevo (1924–1926)
Adress: 9 Vitebskaya Street, Moscow (previously Kuntsevo, Moscow region)
Varlam Shalamov was the son of a priest. Children of the clergy were not allowed to obtain higher education, so Shalamov had to obtain work experience in order to gain admission to a university. Therefore, Shalamov started working in a tannery in Kuntsevo (the factory of the Ozerk Committee of Peasant Consensus). First, Shalamov worked there as a general laborer, after that as a tanner, and finally as a hose painter and decorator. According to Shalamov, his wages were not great, but they were stable.