If you ever think about travel to Russia and visit Moscow, you might like visit Moscow subway. It’s definetely worth looking. First of all architecture of Moscow subway is astonishing, I think I’ll make a separate post about architecture of Moscow subway, because each stop, each station is so nice. During Soviet era amounts worth of millions dollars were invested in the construction of Moscow subway.
Each station is like museum, with huge patchworks occupying some walls, high ceilings and antique type chandeliers. And in those magnificent interriors nowadays you can meet people that look like really weird.
You can meet Comrade Stalin for example, sitting on the common passenger seat of Moscow subway.
Some commando riding a Moscow city subway.
The woman sitting next to him isn’t much interested in what’s happening.
Have you ever seen such a huge balalaika? And the balalaika owner seems to be quitely sleeping, not caring his musical instrument to be stolen. Who would need such a thing?
Person who sent in this photo said that this scout girl was in her late thirties..
This might be a proof of quantum, or even not quantum teleportation. From Chicago, early 20s to Moscow city subway late 2006.
There is a separate subject in every subway train and stop, the drunk people. There is a lot of jokes about Russian people who drink a lot of alcohol, especially vodka. Well, that is really so. Not everyone but there are really a lot of people who drink, and sometimes drink a lot.
And sometimes they drink too much to continue their trip to home, or just their life trip, and they land in subway, which accepts those strangers with warm station buildings and speedlight trains. Let’s see some of the occasions of such hospitality:
People around those two guys are not interested in them, it’s a common thing.
The young lady more ebmarassed by the fact she would be now on somebody’s digital photo print than by the fact that a guy is sleeping next to her.
They don’t spend a lot of time creating some new sleeping poses, just lay down and sleep. Probably that’s why they don’t attract people’s attention – there is no creative approach in their actions. Though this guy took of his boots before putting his legs on the seat, at least he is polite, he cares not to spoil the seat.
Here is the example of mutual cooperation. It’s much more convinient to use one’s friend’s body as a pillow than to law down on a bare leathercloth seat.
Here we can see a perfect example of the teamplay (or teamsleep?).
He could not achieve a teamplay from dogs, so he had no other thing to do to lay down without a body-pillow.
And now en example of really creative approach.
A rule of peaceful sleep in Moscow city subway – don’t lay down near the entrance, or you might be violently trampled down by a crowd.
By a crowd like this for example. That’s a real traffic jump inside of Moscow city subway. And just imagine this is all happening deeply underneath the Earth surface. People with claustrophobia is better to avoid such places, isn’t it?
But somebody should keep an order in those places? Where is all the policemen in Moscow city subway? Look at some:
He probably broke a rule of not lying near the exit doors. “Officer is touched! Anyone???”. No, nobody seems be caring that a police officer is violently beaten. Just think about it.
This is what we call “unrivalled power of argument and eloquence”.
I think I forgot to include this officer in “Sleeping in Subway” section, still I can put him here. Just another example of how you can get tired after the righteous job.
I suppose that someone would ask is there any Russian girls in Moscow city subway or no? Yes, for sure there are plenty of them, though such photos are not being submitted often just because Russian girls are everywhere in Moscow and Russia, not just in the subway. Still I’ve got some for you to show.
“Serious. Shady. Smiling.”
She is sitting on a stone tomb, probably she is not against if someone could make a monument of her sitting on the tomb.
Black and white Russian brides. It’s a kind of rhyme.
Those are gothic Russian girls.
And some more just curious photos from Moscow city subway:
He probably preferred not to drink and drive, but to drink and ride, ride on Moscow city subway.
Those guys also decided not to drive nor to dive, just to take their oars to the deep underground.
There are plenty of other interesting people that you would be able to meet if you decide someday to travel to Russia and then visit a Moscow city subway, but for those who are not planing travelling to Moscow those articles are.
The quality of the photos are often not brilliant, but I hope you can understand – the photos are often made by the means people have handy in the subway like cameraphones.
Some of the photos are submitted by viers of Russian LiveJournal community metro_persons.