Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dostoevsky-induced suicide

Here's a cracking article. Apparently there are fears that murals in a new subway station on the Moscow Undergound depicting scenes from Dostoevsky, are so gloomy they could induce depressed people to end it all by jumping in front of the trains. Officials are so worried, it seems, the opening of the station has been delayed.

One wonders what they're delaying it for? While someone reads through Dostoevsky to find a cheery bit? It could be a long wait...

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