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Dostoevskaya (Moscow Metro)

Coordinates: 55°46′54″N 37°36′54″E / 55.7816°N 37.6151°E / 55.7816; 37.6151
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Moscow Metro station
General information
LocationMeshchansky District
Central Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°46′54″N 37°36′54″E / 55.7816°N 37.6151°E / 55.7816; 37.6151
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#10 Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsTrolleybus: 13, 15, 31, 69
Structure typeDeep column-wall station
Depth60 metres (200 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code181
Opened19 June 2010; 14 years ago (2010-06-19)
Preceding station Moscow Metro Following station
Maryina Roshcha
towards Fiztekh
Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line Trubnaya
towards Zyablikovo
anticlockwise / outer
Koltsevaya line
transfer at Dostoevskaya
Prospekt Mira
clockwise / inner
Dostoevskaya is located in Central Moscow
Location within Central Moscow

Dostoevskaya (Russian: Достоевская) is a Moscow Metro station in the Meshchansky District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line, between Maryina Roshcha and Trubnaya stations.

Dostoevskaya opened on 19 June 2010 as a part of the northern line extension along with Maryina Roshcha station.

The station has two exits. One is near the building of the Russian Army Theatre, the other leads to Suvorovskaya Square.


The construction of the station started in the 1990s although construction was shelved for several years insufficient funding. The construction process resumed only in 2007 when funds were allocated and both the right and left rail tunnels were built. The construction of the platform began afterwards. In April 2009, the lack of funds forced the Moscow Metro authorities to delay the station's opening to May 2010. Several days before the supposed opening date, it was delayed again to June for adjustments to the escalators.[1]


The Metro planned to build Suvorovskaya station, which would allow transfers to the northern end of the Koltsevaya Line. In 2017, the Metro shelved plans for the station citing economic infeasibility.[2]


Published photos of station's decor elements caused disputes within the Russian Internet community. There are two scenes of violence (homicide and suicide) depicted on the station walls as an illustration of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, along with many other scenes (including illustrations of The Idiot).[3][4]


  1. ^ Начальник метро рассказал, почему отложили открытие станции "Достоевская". NEWSmsk.com (in Russian). 21 May 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Строительство новых станций в центре Москвы экономически нецелесообразно". Interfax. 2017-03-22.
  3. ^ Оформление станции метро "Достоевская" вызывает споры. Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Zvyozdny Bulvar). 4 May 2010. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  4. ^ Roland Oliphant (15 May 2010). "Dostoevsky images on metro 'could cause suicides'". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-06-21.