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Dostoevsky's Petersburg

Your guru: Katerina
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  • Saint Petersburg
  • Available in: English, Russian

About the guru Katerina

Sightseeing may be interesting only for the first time. What's then? Don't you want to see the other side of Saint Petersburg with all those legends and extraordinary ordinary life? I spent time searching for the most interesting and unusual walking routes that show the City as it is. Then, I checked them, add some points. After I tried them on my friends. They gave me thei... More »

Sightseeing may be interesting only for the first time. What's then? Don't you want to see the other side of Saint Petersburg with all those legends and extraordinary ordinary life? I spent time searching for the most interesting and unusual walking routes that show the City as it is. Then, I checked them, add some points. After I tried them on my friends. They gave me their feedbacks and I corrected these routes. So now I have what I have! Do you want to extend boundaries of learning the city of Saint Petersburg? Join me!

About the tour

Dostoevsky's Petersburg isn't beautiful. It is diversified and ugly. Do you really want to feel that yellow smell?

Inner personal tragedies brought to the crowdie city streets, where Sonya Marmeladova fell on a sward, where her father died. Katerina Ivanovna was bleeding to death on a pavement. Here Raskolnokov had tried to repent in front of the crowd. Obscure street thoughts had the influence on Raskolnikov. He saw the sights: a girl, teared to pieces, he was watching after a young woman rushed to the canal from the bridge. At the same time Petersburg’s ceremonial magnificence with all his castles and bridges were unfamiliar to Raskolnikov. He saw bridges and the river on his way to the University “The inexplicable cold always was blowing at him from this magnificent panorama”. Dostoevsky's work begins as a natural development of the St. Petersburg myth and is no less connected with the "Petersburg space" than Pushkin's Bronze Horseman. Dostoevsky’s Peterburg – it is the city of the street girls, lazars, homeless children, regular customers of taverns, that are trying to find the oblivion in vine just for a short time/ The atmosphere of this Petersburg is the atmosphere of gridlocks and hopelessness

We start our tour at Vladimirskaya Metro Station, next to which we find a statue of our great writer, Passing the Kuznechny Market on our right (it's worth taking a glance inside to catch a faint echo of the market atmosphere that pervades Crime and Punishment) we immediately reach the Dostoevsky Memorial Museum at 5/2 Kuznechny Pereulok.

After absorbing all that the museum has to offer, let's retrace our steps back down Kuznechny Lane and take a quick peek in the Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God.

And than to Spasskaya - the last stop on the orange line, and follow the exit signs to the Sennaya Ploshchad, that is, to Hay Market Square. Thus, we emerge blinking into the central setting of Crime and Punishment.

Meeting point
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How to find me: I'll be in yellow and with the book Crime and Punishment (Metro Station)
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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Ratings (5)

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Lluís

9 days ago

Great tour and cert fond of her knowledge of the city and Dostoyesky!

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Evgeniya

30 days ago

Katerina didn't show up for the tour

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Response from Katerina:

Sorry for that misunderstanding but you didn’t answer me somehow in messengers and in messages here. So one more time I need to say sorry for that and if you want you can choose any work you like just contact me.
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A Goel

2 months ago

Katerina walked us through that part of St Petersburg which is not accessed by tourists in the usual course. Apart from Dostoyevsky story and characters, she described the history and urban legends of the city.

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Pamela

1 years ago

Очень интересно и познавательно, правда я думала, что будет на русском, а не на английском

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Tony

1 years ago

Great! Katerina was very friendly!

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Response from Katerina:

Thanx, Tony! I was happy to have such a great company as you for my first experience
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