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Peter and Paul Fortress - Facing the Firing Squad

Peter and Paul Fortress - Facing the Firing Squad Russian Studies Social Studies Visual Arts Famous People Tragedies and Triumphs

When he was a young man, Dostoevsky was arrested and convicted of possessing subversive material.  He was sentenced to death by firing squad - although that was never the planned penalty.  Reprieved at the last possible moment, Dostoevsky and his fellow prisoners were absolutely certain they would die.  This scene depicts the event.

Engraving by B. Pokrovsky, created in 1849.  This scene depicts a mock execution ritual.


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