Sunday, October 28, 2012

Crime and Punishment

As we visited St. Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург), "Crime and Punishment" (Преступлéние и наказáние, 1866) is a must. Fyodor Dostoyevsky´s (Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский) home (actually he changed address in St. Petersburg for about 20 times) can be seen from the outside and Raskolnikov´s (Раскóльников) home is directly across the street. You can see a statue of Raskolnikov at the corner of an appartment house. Then one can follow Raskolnikov to the home of the old woman moneylender, whom he has killed. You can't go inseide the house as the people living there got tired of tourists. But bloodshed doesn´t end here. You could go to look at the chair in which Pushkin had died. Or see, where Galina Vasilyevna Starovoytova (Галина Васильевна Старовойтова) has been shot - her home has been next to the base of a special police unit (Link to Wikipedia: And you can also visit the grave of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky´s  home / upper floor

Fictive home of Raskolnikov

Where Galina Vasilyevna Starovoytova has been shot

Grave of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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