Some literary heroes stay with us for life, shaping the way we perceive the world. That’s the case with Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Niolai Gogol’s characters. These men have universal and timeless appeal and are so very human!
Google Maps would label these places as "permanently closed". Alas, many fortifications in Russia, even the mightiest ones, have not survived to this day. But we can still see them in old engravings, paintings and even photographs.