On this Day – Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is born!
On the 11th November 1821, a man was born whose works have been translated into 170 languages, significantly enhanced the popularity of Russian literature worldwide, was a big player in the debate between Westerners and Slavophiles throughout 19th-century Russia and influenced writers such as Anton Chekhov and Ernest Hemingway. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born on… Continue reading
Mikhail Lermontov, born the 15th of October 1814, is to be celebrated today, on World Poetry Day, with readings of his very romantic and popular poems. This is in honour of his 200th anniversary, and the famous poet will have his prose read by famous local artists, actors and writers in an open mic session.… Continue reading