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Marking the 200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky: the Presidential Library to consider the topic of happiness in the novel The Idiot

7 July 2021

July 7, 2021, at 11:00 Moscow time, the Presidential Library will host a video lecture entitled The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky in the Light of the Axiology of Happiness within the framework of the Knowledge of Russia project. The event will be the fifth in a series of lectures "Fyodor Dostoevsky – a Talk about Values" dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of the world famous writer, which will be celebrated on November 11, 2021.

The video lecture is free. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Presidential Library's portal in Live broadcasts section in accordance with the live events program and on the institution's YouTube channel.

The lecture will be delivered by Dmitry Bogach, Candidate of Philology, Senior Researcher of the South Ural State Humanitarian and Pedagogical University. He will analyze how the theme of happiness is revealed in Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Idiot. Participants in the video lecture will learn what the heroes of the novel considered happiness and what path they went through to find it.

The Presidential Library’s materials illustrate Fyodor Dostoevsky. They are presented in the special digital collection Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) [The World of Dostoevsky]. It includes copies of the texts of the writer's works and materials about his life and oeuvre.

The cycle of lectures "Fyodor Dostoevsky – a Talk About Values" was launched on February 19, 2021.

Interactive lessons and video lectures are regularly held in the Presidential Library. More information about them is available on the institution's portal in Multimedia lessons section and in the Video lectures for school section, which features records of lectures and open lessons held in the Presidential Library.


Accreditation of media representatives is until 11:00 July 6, 2021.

Please forward applications for accreditation following the attached form marked “Media Accreditation” to the following e-mail addresses: Kristina Titunina, tel.: (812) 305-16-21, ext. 781; mob. +7 (999) 218-05-98.

The letter should contain the full name, date and place of birth, passport data (series, number, place of registration), a list of carry-on equipment, contact phone numbers, the name of the media.

We draw the attention of the media representatives that it is necessary to forward applications for accreditation and arrive at the event in advance.

Entrance to the Presidential Library is carried out only by prior registration and upon showing a passport: for media representatives - through entrance № 2, participants and guests of the event - through entrance № 1.

In order to reduce the risks of the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the use of personal protective equipment during the event is mandatory for all attendees.