Introducing Staraya Russa
Set along the banks of the tranquil Polist River, Staraya Russa has the idyllic charm of a 19th-century village. Here, Dostoevsky spent summers and wrote much of The Brothers Karamazov, and the town is still today something of a mecca for literary enthusiasts.
You can pick up a map at the Magazin Kniga (ul Lenina 6;
The simple, two-storey Dostoevsky House (
Other attractions in Staraya Russa include the Local Lore Museum(Kraevedchesky muzey;
Next door to the museum is a picture gallery(Kartinnaya gallereya;