Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Great Russian writer

"To love someone means to see them as God intended them"

Legacy of Fyodor Dostoevsky

On February 7 (January 26, O.S.) 1881 the writer began bleeding from the throat, the doctors diagnosed a rupture of the pulmonary artery.

On February 9 (January 28, O.S.) 1881 Fyodor Dostoevsky died in St. Petersburg. The writer was buried in the Tikhvin Cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

On November 11, 1928, in time for the birthday of the writer, the world’s first Dostoevsky museum was opened in Moscow in the northern wing of the former Mariinsky Hospital for the poor.

On November 12, 1971 in St. Petersburg, in the house where the writer spent the last years of his life, the Literary-Memorial Museum of F.M. Dostoyevsky was opened.

The same year, to the 150th anniversary of the writer’s birth the Semipalatinsk Literary Memorial Museum of Dostoevsky was opened in the house where he lived from 1857 to 1859 during his service in the line battalion.

Since 1974 the Dostoevsky cottage Darovoye, Zaraisky district, Tula region, where the writer spent his holidays in the 1830s, acquired the status of museum of national importance.

In May of 1980 in Novokuznetsk in the house, which in 1855-1857 was rented by the writer’s first wife Maria Isayeva, a literary-memorial museum of F.M. Dostoyevsky was opened.

In May 1981, the House Museum of the writer in Staraya Russa, where the Dostoevsky family spent the summer, was opened.

In January 1983 the Dostoevsky Literary Museum welcomed its first visitors. In January 1983 the Literary Museum named after F.M. Dostoevsky in Omsk welcomed its first visitors.

The year of 2006 was declared by UNESCO the Year of Dostoevsky. On October 6 celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Dostoevsky family.