F. M. Dostoevsky in Tomsk in 2021

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Dostoevsky, a number of various events were held in Tomsk in 2021.

  1. The book Geopolitical Map and Worldview of F.M. Dostoevsky included in the series “Sourcesand Methodsin the Study of the Heritage of F.M. Dostoevsky in Russian and World Culture” was published. Tomsk: Tomsk State University Press, 2021.


The presentation of the book was held on the 26th of October and broadcast on the famous Russian TV channel “Cultura”

At the end of 2021, the book was also awarded the Diploma in the competition of the Russian Political Science Association, the category “Interdisciplinary research”.

In addition, the findings from the project are posted on the website “F.M. Dostoevsky. Geopolitical Map and Worldview”.


  1. In January 2021, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Dostoevsky’s birth, Tomsk State University held a reading aloud marathon. The team of 152 participants from 8 countries (Russia, Germany, France, Sweden, Austria, the USA, Israel, and China) read aloud The Gambler nonstop.

It is available for streaming at:



Based on these materials, a video book was compiled at the end of the anniversary year:


  1. Dostoevsky was never in Tomsk. However, his bicentennial stipulated the scholars of Tomsk State University to explore the links that Dostoevsky himself or his relatives and acquaintances could have with this Siberian town.

The outcome of this special study is the film Dostoevsky and Tomsk