A number of Moscow Metro stations will move into a special operating mode during the Circle of Light Festival. During the weekend of 23 and 24 September, special staff will be on duty at the VDNKh station of the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line and the Butyrskaya station of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line for the duration of the multimedia show in Ostankino.
Moreover, all ticket windows will be open at stations close to festival venues in addition to the presence of inspectors from the Passenger Mobility Centre and security officers, including at Strogino, Okhotny Ryad, Orekhovo, Mayakovskaya and other stations.
On 23 and 24 September, the monorail transport system will close at 6 pm. Festival guests are invited to use the nearby metro stations VDNKh and Fonvizinskaya, as well as surface transit.
The 7th Circle of Light Festival opens on 23 September and will run until 27 September. It is one of the highlights on Moscow’s event calendar and literally the most vibrant event in the capital. A number of venues across the city will host video projections and major installations, including Ostankino, Teatralnaya Square, Tsaritsino, Stroginskaya Poima and many others.
The most spectacular show is expected to take place in Ostankino with its television tower turning into towers from Tokyo, Toronto, Shanghai, the Eiffel Tower and the Burj Khalifa skyscraper. The video projections will reach a height of 330 metres.
Around six million people are expected to attend the festival. The admission to all festival venues is free.