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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment


by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Nikolay Dementyev

Character Analysis

Nikolay is one of the men who is painting in the building when Raskolnikov kills the two women. He is also the proud owner of the last name Dementyev, which sounds a bit like the name of a Russian Dementor.

He's first accused of the murders, then confesses to them. Arguably, his false confession is part of what drives Raskolnikov to "take credit" for his crimes.