February 19, 2021 the Presidential Library hosted a video lecture entitled “The Value of Life in the Artistic World of Fyodor Dostoyevsky” as part of the Knowledge of Russia project. The event was the first in a series of lectures "Fyodor Dostoevsky - Conversation about Values", dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of the world famous writer, which will be celebrated on November 11, 2021.
The event was free. The meeting was held remotely and was broadcasted live on the Presidential Library's portal in Live broadcasts section in accordance with the program of live events, on the institution's YouTube channel and on the VKontakte social network.
The lecture was given by Dmitry Bogach, Candidate of Philology, Senior Researcher of the South Ural State Humanitarian and Pedagogical University. He examined the works of art, journalism and the collection of letters by Fyodor Dostoevsky, told how the classic showed the value of human life, and refuted the stereotype that Fyodor Dostoevsky was a pessimistic writer.
As part of the event, Dmitry Bogach donated to the Presidential Library a copy of his monograph "Nature as a Value in the Legacy of Fyodor Dostoevsky" (2018).
The video lecture was attended by Irina Gribova, an honorary worker of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, a veteran of pedagogical work; Ekaterina Nizhegorodova, specialist of the Blue Bird library of the Krasnoselsky district; Natalia Schwartz, Secretary of the Fyodor Dostoevsky Russian Society; representatives of the Dresden Russian Center and students of school № 36 in Chelyabinsk.
More details about Fyodor Dostoevsky are available in the Presidential Library’s materials, which are presented in the special digital collection Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) [The World of Dostoevsky]. It includes copies of the texts of the classic of Russian literature and materials about his life and career.
Interactive lessons and video lectures are regularly held in the Presidential Library. The detailed information about them is available on the institution's portal in the Multimedia lessons section and in the Video lectures for school section, where records of lectures and open lessons held in the Presidential Library are presented.