Dostoevsky is canceled

Alexei Sorokin
4 min readJul 21, 2022

I could never imagine I’d say this. Soon after Russia started bombing Ukraine I wrote a piece about the end of Russia. I stand by it but there is a change — for the worse. At the end of that story, I expressed my admiration for my favorite book — Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov. Now I fear that Russia’s cultural legacy has suffered irreversible damage. And I am not referring to public opinion. I’m talking about how I feel. That’s a very important distinction. Say you love someone deeply, maybe for decades, but then love is no longer. Then there is a break-up, maybe of an ugly kind. That kind of a break-up is not…

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Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day. https://runningwritingliving.substack.com/