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Have you read Dostoevsky? Even though many Russians haven't, they nevertheless all agree that he is the most influential and famous Russian writer ever. That is, if one doesn't count his eternal rival, Leo Tolstoy, of course. In today's lesson, you'll get to know both, and maybe choose where your preferences lie: Is it the darkish Dostoevsky or the classier Tolstoy?

Today's grammar is dedicated to the prepositional case used after the preposition "о" – "about".

Picture: A still shot from Vladimir Bortko's The Idiot (2003) , based on Dostoevsky's novel of the same title.

Maturity: General
Native: English, Target: Russian
Hosts: Nikita, Masha
Grammar: o_about

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