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20 October 2021, 18:55

Belarus to hold conference to mark 200th anniversary of birth of Fyodor Dostoevsky

MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) - On 28 October, Belarus' National Academy of Sciences will host an international conference "Fyodor Dostoevsky - an outstanding writer, philosopher and religious thinker” to mark the 200th anniversary of the Russian writer, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Academy of Sciences.

The organizers are the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus together with the Standing Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia and the Belarusian Orthodox Church.

The program of the conference includes a plenary session and three panel discussions: "Fyodor Dostoevsky's humanistic ideas and universal values in the Union State", "The Legacy of Fyodor Dostoevsky: Philosophical Aspects" and "Religious Themes and Motives in Dostoevsky's Art". The event will bring together leading scholars and experts, representatives of the Belarusian Orthodox Church and creative unions.

The event is set to discuss the key literary, philosophical and religious aspects of Fyodor Dostoevsky's art, its paramount importance for world literature, philosophy, aesthetics and culture, humanitarian and philosophical knowledge. The participants will also explore the role of the writer in improving the modern educational and educational processes in Belarus and Russia, the influence of his legacy on the moral guidelines of young people and genuine patriotic values.

This year Russia and the world celebrate the 200th of the birth of Fyodor Dostoevsky, the greatest Russian writer, unique thinker and religious philosopher. His priceless artistic and philosophical heritage attracts the attention of intellectuals around the world, is studied by schoolchildren and students, and has numerous readers and fans.

This major forum will undoubtedly contribute to the common humanitarian, scientific, educational and cultural space of the Union State, will promote the unity of the peoples of Belarus and Russia, and will strengthen the status of the Russian language as a language of interethnic communication, the press service noted.

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