Currently reading : Oleg Mitasov
It is known that Oleg Mitasov was born in 1953, lived in the city centre of Kharkov, and died in late 1999 from tuberculosis in one of the psychiatric hospitals in the same city.
According to the legend, he got cranky when he left his thesis on the tram on the way to the Higher Attestation Commission and this was the reason why he didn’t get his PhD. The numerous references to the word VAK (Cyrillic based acronym for Higher Attestation Commission) in his inscriptions prove this fact.
He became famous in the mid-80s when he covered numerous fences, buildings, porches and even his own apartment with these weird inscriptions:
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DO.NOT.LOSE.FAITH.IN.PEOPLE.TO EVERYONE.TO EVERYTHING.ALIVE.AND.LIFELESS
LENIN.GAVE.AN INJECTION.IN THE HEAD.WHERE.ON THE EARTH
Some of this phrases can still be seen on some buildings in Kharkov. All pieces from his flat have now been destroyed. Now there’s just an office in the way.