This house museum is where one of St. Petersburg's most famous residents lived—one synonymous with the Russian soul. Although Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881) lived all over St. Petersburg, it was this apartment, modest by 19th-century standards, where the great writer decided to live with his family—he wrote The Brothers Karamazov here, and it was here that he eventually died. The museum consists of his apartment and an adjacent exhibition hall with sketches, drawings, and Dostoyevsky's notes on display, as well as traveling exhibitions related to the great writer and his times.