Russia is famous for its fabulous writers. Tolstoy, Chekhov, Nabokov, Dostoevsky – these names are known all over the world. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is definitely my favorite. I adore his novels with all my heart. That’s why I am deeply interested in his life. There’s nothing unusual in the fact that Dostoevsky’s flat is one of my favorite places in Moscow.
It’s situated inside a psychiatric hospital. To be more exact, in the annexe of this hospital, where the writer lived with his parents. In the yard of the hospital you can see the monument of Fyodor Mikhailovich. The yellow scuffed walls, which had influenced him so much, remind you of his novels… The yellow became the colour of madness and insanity in Dostoevsky’s works. This atmosphere makes me understand him much better.
Another interesting thing is the interior of those rooms. You can find out what furniture the Dostoevsky family had, what books they were reading, what toys little Fyodor played with. For me it’s the great opportunity to become closer to something I love.
If you appreciate Dostoevsky as much as I do, you’ll be totally amazed by this place. But even if you are not fond of his works, you may find something interesting in this museum: the life of a simple family of 19th century Russia seems to be quite attractive for anyone who wants to know more about those times.
There are not too many people there, so you’ll have an opportunity to explore everything intently.