Tomorrow, November 11, on the birthday of F.M. Dostoevsky in Stara Rusa, traditional celebrations will be held on this occasion. The day will be opened with a service in the church “Saint Great Martyr George the Victorious”, where the famous writer was a parishioner. Then admirers of Dostoevsky’s work will bring flowers to his monument. This was announced by the Novgorod museum-reserve.
The central event, according to the portal of the government of the Novgorod region, will be the awarding of the Order of the Star of Dostoyevsky to the team of the branch of the Novgorod museum-reserve, represented by the memorial museum of the writer and the museum of the novel “The Brothers Karamazov”. Since last year, the “Star of Dostoevsky” has been awarded to persons with a great contribution to the study and popularization of his creative heritage.
In the Museum of the novel “The Brothers Karamazov”, a high international and family award will be presented by the chairman of the International Award Council of the Order of Dostoevsky Star, great-great-grandson of the writer Alexei Dostoevsky.
For the bearer of the Dostoevsky gene, this is not the first visit to the family “nest”. Alexei Dostoevsky used to come here for literary readings as a child, with his parents. And in 2019, Alexey even performed in Stara Rusa at the “night of the arts” with his rock band “Si Bird”, which caused significant interest even among those who are not fans of Dostoevsky’s work.
The winners of the regional reading competition “Dostoevsky is my favorite writer” and the opening of a new exhibition “F. It is dedicated to M. Dostoevsky…”.
The program will end with the F. M. Dostoevsky International Theater Festival performance “Funny People” staged by the “Factory” theater company from the city of Vladimir.
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