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Vladimirsky pr., 23
Metro Stations
07:00 – 20:00
Years of foundation
V.G. Khilchenko and A.S. Konstantinov (ground lobby), A.V. Beetle, A.D. Tokman (underground hall)

The station of the 4th (Right-Bank, "Orange") line was opened on December 30, 1991 as part of the "Alexander Nevsky Square" - "Sadovaya" section. It got its name due to its proximity to the museum-apartment of F.M. Dostoevsky and Dostoevsky street. By the way, it was opened in the year of the 170th anniversary of the birth and the 110th anniversary of the death of the great Russian writer.

The ground lobby of the station was designed by architects V.G. Khilchenko and A.S. Konstantinova. To prevent the modern building from introducing dissonance into the historical ensemble of Vladimir Square, the pavilion was slightly recessed in the depths of the courtyards.

Earlier, in the 1980s, it was planned to demolish three buildings for the construction of the metro, including house No. 1 on Zagorodny Prospekt, known as the Delvig House. However, in 1986, the defenders of the historical heritage, headed by academician Dmitry Likhachev, defended the Delvig House, and metro builders found an opportunity to build the station without destroying the building of the early 19th century. However, it was still not possible to maintain the architectural appearance of the square: in 2006, a modern eight-story shopping center was erected here, which now dominates the entire surrounding buildings.

The underground hall of the Dostoevskaya station was designed by architects A.V. Zhuk and A.D. Tokman and decorated in the style of illustrations for Dostoevsky's novels. The columns are faced with gray granite, the track walls with gray limestone. Some passages between the columns are connected together with openwork metal bars with benches; the hall is lit by antique-styled lanterns.

From the Dostoevskaya station, you can go to the Vladimirskaya station of the 1st (Kirovsk-Vyborg, Red) line, or you can cross Vladimirskaya square and get to Kuznechny lane, where the writer’s literary and memorial museum is located in building No. 5.

Attention: the ground pavilion of Dostoevskaya opens later than Vladimirskaya at seven in the morning and closes early at eight in the evening.