Dostoevsky and Revolution of 1917

1 hrs 30 min
Group size up to 10 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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In his novels, Dostoevsky portrays a city of slums, dives and brothels. The city embodies the social injustice which his characters rebel against. My tour offers you an insight into how the works the great Russian novelist influenced the revolutionary movement.

As a young man Dostoevsky was sent to Siberia for participating in the revolutionary circles. Later on, however, he became a prominent opponent of the revolutionaries. To recreate the atmosphere of the capital of the Tsar, where small groups of intelligentsia paved the way for revolution, we will follow the steps of the protagonists of Dostoevsky’s novel.

For all literature buffs, it is a must — it’s the classic Crime and Punishment tour.
Walking in the footsteps of the protagonist of the novel, the student Raskolnikov, as he was heading to kill two innocent women, we are going to sneak a look into the everyday life of the townsfolk of Dostoevsky’s times and explore the large area of tenement houses around Sennaya Square, known in English as the Hay Market.

The tour is a pleasant 2-hour walk with several stops at the places described in the famous novel.

This is
Only your group
Only you, your friends or family will be on the tour. Time on this excursion is time spent with loved ones.
Personal guide
Always at your disposal, your guide will tailor your program and suggest places of interest for children, where to eat and what to see.
The cost of an individual excursion is comparable to the cost of a group excursion if you are going with someone else.
3750 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
Online Booking
Regular ticket
3750 ₽
per group
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• tour guide

What is not included

• personal expenses

Activity schedule

Monday at 12 am

What places you will see

The places described in the famous novel "Crime and Punishment"

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 24 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide

On the pavement outside Sennaya Ploshad metro stop

How long your tour will be
1 hrs 30 min
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Reviews by travellers
Grzegorz J.
Awesome. Vladimir came prepared with maps, print-outs, old photos, quotes from the novel and from the press of the period, providing excellent background to a fascinating 2-hour tour. Vladimir's narration revolves around the life of Dostoyevsky and the plot of the novel. You will get most out of it if you are familiar with "Crime and Punishment", but the tour is cleverly designed in such a way, that you will enjoy it and learn from it even if you have not read the book. Highly recommended!
over 9 years ago
3750 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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