Moscow to mark City Day with a retro vehicles exhibition at the Filyovsky Bus and Trolley Depot

Moscow to mark City Day with a retro vehicles exhibition at the Filyovsky Bus and Trolley Depot
Moscow citizens will see exhibits from the beginning of the 20th century and modern public transport.

An exhibition of old public transport to mark City Day will start on 9 September at the Filyovsky Bus and Trolley Depot on 2 Denisa Davydova Street.

“This year, we are organising a big retro exhibition with more than 40 vehicles to mark City Day,” said Yevgeny Mikhailov, director general of Mosgortrans (Moscow City Transit Authority).

Between noon and 3 pm, Muscovites will be able to see legendary buses and trolleys from various periods of time, from wooden ones dating to the early 20th century to modern low-floor transport. Guests will see the models they know from Soviet and Russian films, as well as the ones mentioned by poets and musicians in their works. Retro cars will be on show at the venue.

Actors in historical costumes will greet visitors, and musical and art groups will perform on the stage. Muscovites await a large entertainment programme with quizzes and contests. Winners will take home prizes and gifts. Entertainers and face painting specialists will also help to create the festive mood.

Another vehicle exhibition will open as part of Moscow’s 870th anniversary celebrations. The car fleet of the housing and utilities services, energy companies and rescue services will be on display at Krasnaya Presnya. Guests will learn how the vehicles, used round the clock and in any weather by thousands of people, are designed and what they can do.