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Fyodor Dostoevsky's Grave in Tikhvin Cemetery, by Andrey Sitnik, c. 1881

Fyodor Dostoevsky's Grave in Tikhvin Cemetery, by Andrey Sitnik, c. 1881.

This recent photograph shows Dostoevsky’s grave in the Tikhvin Cemetary of Alexander Nevsky Monastery, in St. Petersburg. The graves of writers and artists are veritable places of pilgrimage in Russian culture.

The gravestone bears the following inscription: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." (John 12:24)

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Digital photograph taken September 16, 2007, by Andrey Sitnik.

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