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Dostoevsky Day celebrated in St. Petersburg

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Dostoevsky Day celebrated in St. Petersburg


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St. Petersburg starts celebrating Dostoevsky Day today, July, 5, The Year of Literature website reports. The annual Dostoevsky Day city festival is now in its 10th year. Traditionally it is organised at the first weekend of July. This time the celebration will last for two days – today and tomorrow. It is dedicated to the Crime and Punishment  - the most famous novel of the writer.

During its excistence so-called D Day has become very important event in the city life. Many cultural entities participate in it.

There are two parts of the celebration this year. It will begin today in Lermontov museum with Rodion Romanovitch and Others quiz. Printing shop laboratory is working in the same place. Visitors can produce engraving dedicated to any writer's story.

Tomorrow the D Day will continue in Dostoyevsky Literary Memorial Museum. Meanwhile, some street events are also planned, like a carnival with people dressed in costumes of Dostoevsky's charecters, and the Literary Assemblage theater performance.Public can freely participate in carnival and take any of thematic tours. First of the tours is dedicated to Raskolnikov and the Crime and Punishment novel. The second is revolves around Vladimirskaya Square, and the third one is called Dostoevsky on the Nevsky Prospect.

Master classes and theatre shows to be conducted at the Central City Children Pushkin library, City Sculpture museum, Anna Akhmatova museum.

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