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Celebrating Dostoevsky

Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Russian-American Business & Culture Council, in partnership with The Museum of Russian Art, Global Minnesota, Russian Media of MN presents:

Celebrating Dostoevsky – The 200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s birth.

This special virtual program will include reflections on the life and work (and loves) of the great Russian writer Dostoevsky by author Alex Christofi, followed by audience Q&A.

November 11th, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm CST

Dostoevsky in Love by Alex Christofi is available for purchase at the TMORA Shop at TMORA.


This program will be presented via Zoom webinar. | FREE | Please register in advance to receive the program link.


Featured Panelists

Alex Christofi – Alex is Editorial Director at Transworld Publishers and the author of the novels Let Us Be True and Glass, winner of the Betty Trask Prize for fiction. He has written for numerous publications including the Guardian and The White Review. His books have been published in 11 languages.

Dostoevsky in Love is his first work of non-fiction.

“…If you have read only smaller portions of Dostoevsky, Christofi’s account will send you off to look for more. And, if you have never read this giant of Russian and World literature, Dostoevsky in Love will send you off to start a great literary experience with a master of the written word.” – The New York Journal of Books

“In this probing life study, Christofi illuminates the formative power of the great novelist’s passionate love” – Booklist, starred review

“[A] uniquely wonderful biography/faux autobiography … unique because I have never encountered a book quite like it … By using many of Dostoevsky’s own words―either from his fiction, letters, or other writings―to construct the narrative, a reader feels like he is hearing Dostoevsky’s own voice tell his life’s story.” – The Kirk Center

Theofanius G. Stavrou will moderate.  Stavrou is Professor of Modern Russian History and Culture at the University of Minnesota, where he has been teaching since 1961.  He also teaches courses on Eastern Orthodoxy.  His publications, authored and/or edited, include: Russian Interest in Palestine, 1882-1914, Russia under the Last Tsar, Russian Orthodoxy under the Old Regime, Art and Culture in Nineteenth Century Russia, and The Great Revival: the Russian Church under German Occupation.






Thursday, November 11, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm