Dostoevskij, political issues, 1881

  • From the pig who saps the oak roots in Krylóv’s tale cited by Fëdor Dostoevskij to the pigs “more equal than the others” by George Orwell.

In January 1881, shortly before his death, Dostoevsky wrote in his monthly publication “Diary of a writer” about the Russian institutions and the reforms still to be pursued.