NABOKV-L post 0012191, Thu, 8 Dec 2005 18:05:35 -0800

Fwd: Re: Query: recent photos of Vyra?
Unfortunately, in 2001 Nabokov family country estate at Vyra was set on
the fire by an unknown and the great part of exhibits was reduced to
ashes. I think that the bulding is still in scaffolding.

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EDNOTE. It is true that part of the Vyra manor suffered a fire some years ago. I
am happy to say that it has been substantially (but not completely) restored. I
have been in the building before the fire, not long after and most recently
last August. It is now, in many respects, in better shape than before the fire.