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Quotation by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
In Western Europe people perish from the congestion and stifling closeness, but with us it is from the spaciousness.... The expanses are so great that the little man hasn't the resources to orient himself.... This is what I think about Russian suicides.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, February 5, 1888, to D.V. Grigorovich. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 2, p. 190, "Nauka" (1976).
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