Weekly column: Even for Russians, Dostoevsky is not an easy read

17-12-2021

Christian Life

Nina Koryakina, CNE.news

Metro station Dostoevskaya in Moscow. Photo EPA, Sergei Ilnitsky

As if we, Russians, need an extra reason to speak of Dostoevsky, the epitome of ‘the mysterious Russian soul’, this year marks 200 years since his birth. Not that he lacks publicity or attention – at least, not in Russia – yet I think each of us could benefit from pondering on Dostoevsky, let alone reading his books. Let me sell the idea to you.