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A collective exhibition of the Dostoevsky Museum and the Literary Museum of the Russian Literature Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

On 9 November, 2018, the world is going to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Ivan Turgenev’s birth.

Dostoevsky Museum, together with the Literary Museum of the Russian Literature Institute (of the Russian Academy of Sciences), started the “anniversary marathon” by hosting the exhibition "Dostoevsky and Turgenev. The Portrait Game".

The relationship of these two great contemporaries is sometimes called “friendship-enmity” and took place more in the world of literature than life. Their interior dialogue, however, was constant, manifesting itself clearly both in their own work and in the assessment of that of the other.

The name of the exhibition – "The Portrait Game" – is not accidental: Turgenev was playing this game with his acquaintances for over 20 years, considering it very useful for a writer. The writer himself will be telling about the game at the exhibition, especially for which was created the video film Dostoevsky and Turgenev. A Dialogue, starring the BDT actors Alexander Kudrenko and Vassily Reutov. The dialogue of the two writers is projected onto opposing walls. Life-size Dostoevsky and Turgenev will be talking with each other across the auditorium, and the visitors, while familiarizing themselves with the traditional part of the exhibition, will be witnessing their interaction.

The exhibition briefly designates important moments in the writers’ communication. The Literary Museum has supplied unique materials: lithographs, etchings and photographs taken during the writers’ lifetime.

 The exhibition can be attended during the Museum’s regular opening hours

Literary Event

9 February - Fyodor Dostoevsky Commemoration Day (1821-1881)
9 February 2018 - 137th aniversary of the writer's death

14.00 Laying of flowers on Dostoevsky’s grave. Necropolis for Masters of the Arts, St Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Lavra) (Alexander Nevsky Square, 1)
15.00 Memorial service at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Vladimir (Vladimirsky prospekt, 20)

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