The Moscow Metro has launched a themed train to mark the 120th anniversary of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre.
The train took off from the Teatralnaya station late at night on 2 November. During the presentation, young theatre performers gave a hip-hop recital of fragments from Konstantin Stanislavsky’s Ethics.
The train is decorated in the theatre’s colours, while the elements on the sides are reminiscent of the Shekhtel-designed ornament on the Chekhov Theatre curtain and feature the image of the famous seagull. Each car is dedicated to prominent events and people who influenced the creation and development of the theatre.
On this train, stations will be announced by famous Chekhov Theatre actors, who will also read excerpts from plays of various years.
The train will run on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line until late April. Over 2 million people will have an opportunity to learn more about the famous theatre: the train will carry up to 20,000 people daily.
It is the 19th themed train launched by the Moscow Metro. On 10 October the Circle Line saw a train dedicated to the Hello Moscow city educational project. In the summer, football-themed trains operated on the Red and Purple lines.
The launch of the CSKA train on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line marked the 95th anniversary of the football club.
This year, the Moscow Metro also introduced the Moscow Spring A Capella, Maly Theatre and My Marshak themed trains.