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[From yesterday’s edition of the newspaper Rossiyskaya gazeta]
Until the end of October, the loudspeakers of the Moscow metro will broadcast poems about autumn.The underground chambers will resound with the lines of Turgenev, Tyutchev, Lisyansky, Dementyev, and others. The poems will be performed not by actors, but by subway announcers.
The “Underground” has also arranged other literary surprises.“Muscovites spend a lot of time on public transportation,” explained Svetlana Tsareva, press secretary for the Moscow metro. “In order for time to pass usefully, a ‘literary train’ has been launched on the Filyovsky metro line. The walls of its cars are decorated with excerpts from the works of Dante, Boccaccio, and other Italian greats. So it will make for a happier ride.”