The National Library hosted a plenary session of the exhibition and educational event dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of F. Dostoevsky, and the opening of the photo exhibition "Petersburg of Dostoevsky" on July 27.
The organizers are the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the National Library of Belarus, the Vladimir Dahl State Museum of history of Russian Literature.
Ms Aksana Knizhnikava, Director General of the National Library of Belarus, Mr Aleksandr Voronkov, Director of the Department of Museums and External Relations of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mr Dmitry Bak, Director of the Vladimir Dahl State Museum of History of Russian Literature made their speeches at the event.
The participants of the plenary session presented their reports and discussed the works of Dostoevsky in the culture of modern Belarus and Russia, raised questions about the study, preservation and popularization of the creative legacy in the national context. Mr Alies Susha, Deputy Director General, Candidate of Cultural Studies spoke on behalf of the National Library of Belarus.
As part of the exhibition and educational event, the opening of the exhibition "Petersburg of Dostoevsky" took place. The exhibition consists of two extensive collections of photographs by Viktor Molchanov and Leonid Tsypkin. Their work illustrates twentieth-century Petersburg with its unique architecture, houses without modern signs, and the unusual appearance of passers-by. It is in this city that most of all the memorial sites associated with Dostoevsky have survived: the action of three of the five novels of the "great five books" and a significant part of the small prose unfolds here. A holistic, panoramic image of the city of Dostoevsky and his heroes is shaped thanks to photographs from the collection of the Vladimir Dahl State Museum of History of Russian Literature.
The photo exhibition is an attempt to get as close as possible to the feeling of the city of Dostoevsky's youth and his artistic growth, the city of his catastrophe and return, death and immortality. You will be able to walk through all the surviving Petersburg addresses of the writer and the most famous routes of his heroes within two weeks (from July 27 to August 8, 2021).
The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library’s opening hours.
Admission is by the library card or by the Social and Cultural Centre ticket.
Admission is by a library card or by the Social and Cultural Center ticket.
For more info: (+375 17) 368 37 37.
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