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20 Arbat Street. Photo: PastVu

20 Arbat Street. Photo: PastVu

After his rehabilitation, Shalamov returned to Moscow full of hope and confidence in his abilities to get his texts published. Soon his texts were published in the journals Znamya (1957) and later in Moskva (1958), where he already worked during that time. Shalamov wrote notes on public life in Moscow, the city’s economic development, as well as historical and literary essays and articles. Shalamov’s texts were published in seven of the twelve issues of Moskva in 1958.

 
Varlam Shalamov in the late 1950s. Photo: shalamov.ru

Varlam Shalamov in the late 1950s. Photo: shalamov.ru

After a series of illnesses in 1957–1958, Shalamov obtained the status of an invalid of the third group. However, his pension was barely enough to live on and he was forced to search for work. In addition to reviews that Shalamov wrote for the journal Novyi Mir, he also wrote another article for Moskva.

 
Anna Gavrilova