Artists can be incredible idiots when it comes to politics and Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский) was no exception. He was recruited on the Nevsky Prospekt by a self-styled revolutionary named Petrashevsky, but the Tsar’s secret police had been observing Petrashevsky for fourteen months. The entire circle of would-be revolutionaries was arrested and sentenced […]