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17th Symposium of International Society of Dostoevsky held in Boston

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17th Symposium of International Society of Dostoevsky held in Boston


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Members of the International Society of Dostoevsky gathered in the United States on Monday, July 15, the website of the Ministry of Culture reports. The 17th symposium devoted to the study of the creative heritage of the famous Russian writer is beginning its work. Leading researchers from all over the world became its participants. 

This year the forum is held on the basis of Boston University. The current conference is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Idiot novel. Other topics will also be discussed, such as Dostoevsky and Information Technologies, Dostoevsky and The West, Dostoevsky in Translations and many others. 

Head of the International Dostoevsky Society Vladimir Zakharov, and President of the Dostoevsky Foundation Igor Volgin, Head of Russian Society of Dostoevsky Boris Tikhomirov and other Russian scientists attend the forum. 

The symposium is timed to the opening of the Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky Through The Eyes of Artists exhibition. The preparation of the exhibition involved Dahl Moscow Museum of the History of Russian Literature and St. Petersburg Literary and Memorial Museum of Dostoevsky. Its visitors will be able to trace the history of illustrating the Idiot by Russian artists of several generations. 

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