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Dostoevsky House-Museum information
Though this renowned Russian author is more closely associated with St Petersburg, Fyodor Dostoevsky was actually born in Moscow, where his family lived in a tiny apartment on the grounds of Marinsky Hospital. He lived here until the age of 16, when he went to St Petersburg to enter a military academy. The family’s Moscow flat has been re-created according to descriptions written by Fyodor’s brother.
Visitors can see the family’s library, toys and many other personal items, including Fyodor’s quill pen, an original autograph and a wooden chest with vaulted cover he slept on during his childhood, which clearly contributed to the writer's view of the world as a place full of pain. In addition to this, the house stood next to a morgue and asylum that received beggars and madmen from all over the city.
From Novoslobodskaya metro station, walk east on Seleznevskaya ul and turn left on per Dostoevskogo.