Dostoevsky (1956)

Documentary №4658, 3 parts, duration: 0:27:07, black-white
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Bubrik S., Kopalin I.
Screenwriters:Evnin F.
Camera operators:Efimov E.
Composers:Ivanov-Radkevich N.


About the world-famous Russian writer Feodor Dostoevsky's life. The film is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of his death.

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A picture of Dostoevsky.

The house where Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born (currently a hospital building).

A picture of Dostoevsky’s father.

The room where the writer spent his childhood and adolescence.

The writer’s favorite books.

A view of Leningrad.

Streets in the suburbs of the city.

The book “Bednye lyudi” [“Poor people”].

A picture – Dostoyevsky in Belinsky’s circle.

The house where at one of the meeting Dostoevsky was reading aloud the notorious letter to Gogol.

An extraction from the “case of Petrashev’s Circle”.

Views of the Petropavlovskaya Fortress.

A cell.

A fragment from the feature film “Myortvy dom” [“The house of the dead”].

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A view of the Petropavlovskaya Fortress across the Neva.

The Semenovsky Plats.

A bulletin of St.

Peterburg’s city police.

Dostoevsky’s exile sentence.

The city of Omsk.

The fortress gate through which Dostoevsky was driven in irons.


In this town Dostoevsky joined the Siberian battalion on the line.

A picture of Dostoevsky.

The town of Kuznetsk.

The house where the writer lived for a short period.

Books by Dostoevsky.

Illustrations from Dostoevsky’s works.

The writer’s manuscripts.

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An engraving of Dresden and other cities where the writer lived abroad.

Pages of the novel “Idiot” [“The Idiot”].

Pictures of Dostoevsky and his wife Snitkina A. G.

Dostoevsky’s manuscripts.

The magazine “Otechestvennye zapiski” [“Native notes”], where Dostoevsky was published.

The writer Dostoevsky’s grandson Andrei Fedorovich Dostoesky is sharing his memories.

Dostoevsky’s museum apartment in Moscow.

Writer’s desk, ink kit, private belongings.

V. I. Lachalov is reading an extract from the novel “Bratya Karamasovy” [“The Brothers Karamazovs”].

Dostoevsky's funeral – a photograph?

Dostoevsky’s grave.

A monument (in Leningrad, in the cemetery of Alexander Nevsky Lavra).

Books by Dostoevsky.

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