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Fyodor Dostoevsky Station Sparks Suicide Frenzy On Moscow Underground

by | 16th, May 2010

SCARE Story of The Day comes via the Indy wherein we learn that “Fyodor Dostoevsky images on metro ‘could cause suicides’”. News is that bigwigs of the Moscow metro has delayed the opening a metro station named after Dostoevsky over “fears that illustrations from his works that decorate it could turn the station into a ‘mecca for suicides’”.

On one wall, Rodion Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment brandishes an axe over the elderly pawnbroker Alyona Ivanovna and her sister, his murder victims in the novel. Near by, a character from Demons holds a pistol to his temple.

At Baker Tube in London, there are scenes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novels. Holmes is seen in profile. In his mouth is a pipe. Baker Street has become a haven for Pipe smokers. On one wall there is a scene of a man being tormented by a huge dog. If the smoke doesn’t get you, the teeth will. At Waterloo station, you can be accosted by Abba fans. At Bond Street you are allowed to murder in the name of the state.

A huge debate rages…



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