Travel on Moscow metro: some signs are cryillic....
Eastern Economic Forum 2016
August 24, 2016 18.36 UTC +3
Published time: March 17, 2017 12.13 UTC +3
Published time (text): January 17, 2017 01:40 UTC +3
Cannot read Russian? Told to take a map? Don't forget cyrillic. At speed, a traveller on the Moscow metro has to pay attention or could miss their exit. Wanting to go from Dostoevskaya to red square? On one line (say, a green line) the next station will be Trubnaya - but will that be what is seen as the train flashes by on the wall of the station as looking out the train window? No. It will say: Трубная.
So on a metro, with no cyrillic map because can't read maps, don't like maps, or got the latin alphabet map from the train station or a hotel? Stand up and go over and look at the map on the inside of the train wall which should have both latin and cyrillic alphabet, and either: 1) Count the exits to the stop (looking at the latin names) or 2) write down the first few letters of the cyrillic words on a piece of paper: then it might be much more easy to understand the stations without having to rely on counting the exits until arriving.
- Katrina Wood