Beauty will save the world.

Illustrations for an academic thesis.

Beauty will save the world.
left to right: Trotsky, Lenin, Gorky, Stalin, Dostoyevsky, Lunacharsky.
Political leaders tried to reduce the significance of Dostoevsky's books and repeatedly forbade the publication of his works. But there was also an opposition to the official view, which consisted of some critics and influential political workers
On bombs: "Beauty will save the world".
During the World War II german airforces distributed a huge amound of propaganda leaflets, some of them contained Dostoyevsky's quotations taken out of context.
On the book cover: "Crime and Punishment".
During Khrushchev's Thaw thousands of political prisoners were released from Gulag labor camps, among them some famous researchers of Dostoevsky's literary legacy.
Difficulties of publishing due to the censorship in the Soviet Union.
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