Rake’s progress: 190 years since the birth of the great Russian writer

Not just another bearded face – a man of many passions, Fyodor Dostoevsky created characters torn by passions. The turbulences of his life are worth a novel. ­Born in Moscow in 1821, Dostoevsky intended a military career. He graduated as an Army Engineer, but soon left the service to take up a writer’s life. After […]