This gallery of photos of outre riders on Moscow's subway is captivating. The Moscow subways are legendary, the people's palaces, with chandeliers and broad halls and cheap tickets. It's Russia, it's a big city, so you'd expect some boneless drunkards and russo-goths, but commandos with heavy arms? Zoot-suited hipsters? Unconscious, drunken transit cops?
You won't see pics like this from Petersburg's subway: that's because the full-employment-scheme useless transit cops there fine you a hundred rubles if you use your camera in the Petersburg metro. They are indeed valiant guards of the transit authority's precious photons.
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