Dostoevsky Station May Be Suicide Lure

Moscow experts warn metro stop is too depressing
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2010 7:11 PM CDT
Russian novelist Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881).   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Depressed Moscovites would do well to steer clear of the new metro station dedicated to Dostoevsky. The place is so gloomy—it's filled with murals of his suicidal or murderous characters, along with a brooding one of the author himself—that psychologists are worried it will attract people who want to throw themselves under a train, reports the Telegraph.

"The deliberate dramatism will create a certain negative atmosphere and attract people with an unnatural psyche," a prominent one tells the newspaper. Nonsense, says the artist responsible for the murals. "What did you want, scenes of dancing? Dostoevsky does not have them."

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