Private: Financial troubles for the Nabokov Museum

The Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, says it can’t pay the $23,000 in back rent claimed by the city. Dmitry Nabokov, Nabokov’s son, resides in Switzerland and “has taken the stance that the house belonged to the family and was taken from them illegally by the Soviets, so the government itself should care about such questions as financing for the museum.” Until 1917, Nabokov’s family reportedly occupied all three floors of the museum building. (Via Arts Journal.)