Russians’ Favorite Writer? The Winner is…

Leo Tolstoy file photo

(Moscow Times – – March 15, 2016) The Levada Center has recently published the results of a nationwide survey asking Russian citizens to name their favorite writer. Lev Tolstoy took first place with 45 percent of the vote, Fyodor Dostoevsky came in second with 23 percent and Anton Chekhov took third place with 18 percent. Russia is known worldwide […]

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131 Years After Death, Dostoyevsky Undergoes Criminal Check in Russia

Fyodor Dostoyevskty file photo

(RIA Novosti – MOSCOW, August 1, 2013) As if Fyodor Dostoyevsky wasn’t depressing enough, Russian court marshals have added a touch of Kafka to his legacy, investigating the Russian literary giant for contempt of court ­ and only clearing him because he is no longer alive. The amusing story began with an “idiot” ­ both the title of an 1869 […]

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