mitasov

The flat of Oleg Mitasov, a mentally ill man from Kharkov, Ukraine. He died in 1999.

Oleg Mitasov was an educated man, a Master of economics. The rumor is that his illness developed after he had left the manuscript of his PhD thesis behind in a streetcar, thus never becoming a PhD.

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Mitasov covered all his flat and furniture in creepy inscriptions. Some of them are legible, some are just a set of letters. “Mitasov” and “VAK” (ВАК, the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles, where he was supposed to bring his manuscript) are common words he wrote.

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“You have never been the soil, and you never can be”

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When he ran out of space to write, he started new layers.

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After his and his mother’s death the flat was sold. They say it’s been renovated and there’s an office there now.