Dostoyevsky about Pushkin

Literary Club on the occasion of Russian Language Day

On June 5 at 12.00, the Russian House in Brussels organised the literary and philosophical discussion platform “Dostoyevsky about Pushkin”, with the library named after F.M. Dostoyevsky in Moscow. The discussion wass dedicated to the 200th birthday of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and the 222nd birthday of Alexander Pushkin - Two writers, two pillars of Russian civilization.

Dostoevsky's speech on Pushkin was given by Dostoevsky on June 8 (20), 1880 on the occasion of the inauguration of the monument to the poet at an assembly of the Society of Lovers of Russian Literature and was published on August 1 in “A Writer’s Diary”.

"Pushkin is an extraordinary phenomenon and, perhaps, the only manifestation of the Russian spirit," Gogol said. I will add more on my part: and a prophetic phenomenon... "


Vladimir A. Viktorovich, doctor of philology, professor at the department of Russian language and literature at the State Social and Humanitarian University, Vice-President of the Russian Society of F.M. Dostoyevsky. Chairman of "Zapovednoe Darovoe".

Andrey V. Lissitzky, director of the library named after F.M. Dostoyevsky, expert in culturology, project manager of the Center for social innovation in the cultural field "Heritage Library" (Kolomna), expert in cultural heritage as a resource for sustainable development and formation of urban communities.

The library named after Dostoyevsky has existed in Moscow since 1907. From its appearance, the library had the status of a modern library and tried to preserve that status ever since then.