Branch office of the Entertainment Commission
Branch office of the Entertainment Commission on Vagankovsky Lane. Now known as Starovagan'kovsky, there never was an office here connected with entertainment, but Bulgakov would have come to this street to visit the Rumyantsev (Lenin) Library. The street takes its name from "vaganit'," which means to clown or play the fool. The Tsar's jesters (skomorokhi) used to live here. And there is indeed a house set back from the street in a courtyard, right behind the Pashkov House.