Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
Kuybyshev Square is only a few steps away from Kurlina's house. It's one of the biggest squares in Europe (17.4 ha area), which is almost an entire hectare bigger than the Red Square in Moscow. Samara Opera and Ballet Academy Theater is located at the square. There is a monument to Valerian Kuybyshev, revolutionary, in front of the theater – the city of Samara was named after him from 1935 to 1991.