Every city has famous literary addresses. In St. Petersburg the most famous are those associated with Fedor Dostoyevsky and his best known novel Crime and Punishment. Marina Uvarova, one of the researchers from the Museum of Dostoevsky, led our tour of the neighborhood where Dostoevsky lived when he was writing the novel about a student obsessed with his murderous theory.
The author settled all his characters in the neighboring streets around the area where he himself was residing. It used to be the poorest section of the city on the outskirts of the imperial capital. Nowadays Haymarket Square is the area downtown St. Petersburg. However, many buildings preserved the look they had 150 years ago in the times of Dostoevsky.