The murder of pawnbroker and other frescoes at new stations of Moscow’s metro

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On June 19, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov opened two new metro stations - Dostoyevskaya and Maryina Roshcha.

On June 19, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov opened two new metro stations - Dostoyevskaya and Maryina Roshcha.

© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankOn June 19, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov opened two new metro stations - Dostoyevskaya and Maryina Roshcha. Photo: Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov (center), Deputy Mayor Pyotr Biryukov (left) and the head of the Moscow Metro, Dmitry Gayev.
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On June 19, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov opened two new metro stations - Dostoyevskaya and Maryina Roshcha. Photo: Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov (center), Deputy Mayor Pyotr Biryukov (left) and the head of the Moscow Metro, Dmitry Gayev.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankDostoyevskaya station is decorated with frescoes featuring scenes from the most famous works of Fyodor Dostoevsky including Crime and Punishment, The Possessed, The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot.
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Dostoyevskaya station is decorated with frescoes featuring scenes from the most famous works of Fyodor Dostoevsky including Crime and Punishment, The Possessed, The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankDespite numerous examples of public outrage, a fresco depicting the scene of murder of the elderly pawnbroker in Crime and Punishment remains on the walls of Dostoyevskaya station.
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Despite numerous examples of public outrage, a fresco depicting the scene of murder of the elderly pawnbroker in Crime and Punishment remains on the walls of Dostoyevskaya station.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankDostoyevskaya station entrance hall.
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Dostoyevskaya station entrance hall.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankDostoyevskaya station entrance hall.
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Dostoyevskaya station entrance hall.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankMaryina Roshcha station is decorated with colorful tessellation; its escalator system was created with the use of Viktoria, a brand new tunneling system specially destined for boring inclined tunnels.
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Maryina Roshcha station is decorated with colorful tessellation; its escalator system was created with the use of Viktoria, a brand new tunneling system specially destined for boring inclined tunnels.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankA test drive of the first high security new-generation carriage, equipped with air conditioning, heating and CCTV systems, was conducted simultaneously with the opening of the station.
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A test drive of the first high security new-generation carriage, equipped with air conditioning, heating and CCTV systems, was conducted simultaneously with the opening of the station.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankThe new carriage also boasts air disinfection system, sound and light indication as well as other sophisticated inventions. The lead coach is equipped with seats for disabled, anti-vandal sofas and the walls are made of slow-burning materials.
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The new carriage also boasts air disinfection system, sound and light indication as well as other sophisticated inventions. The lead coach is equipped with seats for disabled, anti-vandal sofas and the walls are made of slow-burning materials.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankThe lead coach has a spacious operator cabin equipped with a climate-control system, locks and alarms.
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The lead coach has a spacious operator cabin equipped with a climate-control system, locks and alarms.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankThe Moscow city government planned to open the stations in 2009, but the global economic downturn set the project back.
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The Moscow city government planned to open the stations in 2009, but the global economic downturn set the project back.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankNow the Moscow metropolitan includes 184 stations and 303 kilometers of track, with some 60 kilometers due to be added by 2025.
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Now the Moscow metropolitan includes 184 stations and 303 kilometers of track, with some 60 kilometers due to be added by 2025.
© RIA Novosti . Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankDostoyevskaya station entrance hall.
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Dostoyevskaya station entrance hall.
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