Valery Yevdokimov has managed to embody many of the above ideas of sculptural reflection in the image of the prophetic writer, in his Tallinn bronze bust of Fyodor Dostoevsky – created in the classical manner, mounted on a high pedestal of red granite. The work is noted for fine sculpturing, remarkable portrait identity and the dignified and profound simplicity behind which hides a tremendous spiritual travail and the genuine mastery of the sculpturing artist.
The monument was inaugurated in Tallinn on May 31, 2002, as a gift of the government of Moscow. Says the sculptor: "When I worked on the bust of Fyodor Mikhailovich, I strove to render the state of the writer as he foresaw the future of Russia, the future of mankind".
"Our Heritage", #78, 2006