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When Big Brother Is An Evil, Jewelry-Obsessed Necromancer


Good morning. I'm David Greene. In Moscow, you can feel like you're being watched. For example, novelist Tom Rob Smith once described the clock atop old KGB headquarters as a beady eye watching over the city, all of which made it a bit too real when fans of "The Hobbit" proposed putting a giant Eye of Sauron on a skyscraper this week. In the "Lord Of The Rings" novels, the eye constantly watches over he who wears the ring. The Russian Orthodox Church called the eye a demonic symbol, and the plan was scrapped. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.