In the years 1830-1832 Adam Mickiewicz made friends with Semion Khlustin - a Russian officer. They met in Naples (May, June 1830). Since then they traveled together around Italy and Switzerland. Based on Mickiewicz's letters to Khlustin and his sister Anastasija, Odyniec's 'Letters from the journey' and other sources, the author of the article made an attempt to reconstruct the relationship between the poet and Khlustin, taking into consideration the political aspect (i.e. the November Uprising in Poland).