F.M. Dostoevsky Literary Memorial Museum
The writer also lived at in the house at Kuznechny pereulok at the beginning of his creative path, where he got the inspiration for Makar Devushkin, the character from his first novel “Poor Folk”. The “black study” in the Dostoevsky Museum hosts theatrical performances, concerts and other events
St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Russian Empire from 1712 to 1918, has preserved a range of vibrant historical artefacts in many spheres. Today, the city is known as the cultural capital of Russia: with its remarkable architecture and palace and park ensembles, more than 200 museums and almost 200 theatrical and concert venues, it’s not hard to see why. Many places here are associated with Russian literature as well. Famous writers and poets lived and created here and sometimes, the city becomes not a mere location for the plot but for the character.
There’s also Dostoevsky’s Petersburg. It is a gloomy, cold, detached city, alluring you with illusory expectations and leading you astray. The city played an important role in the writer’s biography: it is here that he came as a 16-year-old boy to study at the Engineering College; his literary career started here, and he found success when he was 25 years old; and it is here that he returned from Siberian exile, created many of his works, and died. The St. Petersburg museum of the writer in Kuznechny pereulok reconstructs the atmosphere of the apartment where the writer lived his final years, while a multimedia display presents visitors with an abundance of information.
5/2, Kuznechny per., St. Petersburg
Web site: md.spb.ru