Moscow, Russia, 20/06/2010. A policeman walks past murals depicting Raskolnikov’s double murder and Svidrigailov’s suicide in Crime & Punishment at the just-opened Dostoevsky metro station, the newest in Moscow’s underground metro system.
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Moscow, Russia, 20/06/2010.
A policeman walks past murals depicting Raskolnikov’s double murder and Svidrigailov’s suicide in Crime & Punishment at the just-opened Dostoevsky metro station, the newest in Moscow’s underground metro system. The station’s opening was delayed by several weeks after psychiatrists claimed the gloomy and violent images in murals depicting scenes from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novels would make the station a “mecca for suicides”. As I was leaving a tannoy was advertising a psychiatric help service and police were arresting a drunk at the entrance: Fyodor would have smiled.

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