Tchaikovsky’s Villa Destroyed in Ukraine

By Francisco Salazar

Tchaikovsky’s house in Trostyanets, the northeast part of Ukraine, has been destroyed.

At the age of 24, the 19th-century Romantic composer stayed in a villa in the city of Trostyanets, which was part of the Russian Empire and it was here he composed his first symphonic work.

Following the capture of the city on March 1, 2022, by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the house was destroyed by heavy shelling.

According to reports, the letter “Z” has been graffitied on ruins and cars across the city.

It is the latest historical site that has been destroyed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine following the Kharkiv Opera, which was severely damaged following an explosion on Freedom Square, and the theater in Mariupol,which was also  destroyed.