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Favorite wines of Fyodor Dostoevsky tour held in London

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Favorite wines of Fyodor Dostoevsky tour held in London


02.05.2019


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An unusual tour, involving the tasting of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s favorite wines, was held at Pushkin House in London on the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Idiot novel. The winner of the questionnaire on the work of Russian classic received a bottle of collection wine as a gift, Afisha Londona reports. 

Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of the most traveling Russian writers of the 19th century. He quickly realized the unique possibilities offered by railway, and took advantage of them in full. Dostoevsky traveled half of Europe and meticulously studied life in the countries he visited, including culinary preferences of local residents. 

The authors of the excursion showed visitors a set of wines that Dostoevsky tried or could try. The annotation to the exhibition emphasizes that Fyodor Dostoevsky was critical of alcohol and sharply opposed drunkenness in his journalistic writings.

Journey with Dostoevsky exhibition has opened in early 2019 at the St. Petersburg Museum of Russian Railways. The authors of the exhibition told about the travels of Russian classic, placing the exhibition in the train car of the model in which Fyodor Dostoevsky and the heroes of his stories traveled.

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