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This is one of the really grand stations (I think I've spelt the name wrong). I found the subway quite daunting at first as all the signs are written in Russian cyrillic small type - there is no English translation, nor can anyone speak even a spattering of our language, unless you happen to randomly come across someone who can (rare). There are dozens of police and uniformed people strutting around the endless, dimly light marble corridors. I kept getting lost, getting off at wrong stations and wandering about stupidly. Then suddenly I got it and was soon moving about like a Muscovite, albeit one who couldn't speak, read or understand Russian.
The entrance to one of Moscow's grand subway stations. Some of these are smoke and mirrors - not real marble, just fancy paint effects over concrete. Others are as grand as they look.
In the mornings, I get on the subway at about 7:09A. It is a free for all and people just push their way onto the cars. I do not speak Chinese and there is no term for "excuse me" that is similar to the English notion of "hey your bag is sticking into my back, could you please remove it?" or at least if there is, I do not know it.
The subway here reminds me of the tube in London...where there are doors that open so you can't just fall onto the tracks. These doors are in place in the new lines. Line 1 and 2 don't have them.
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