Northern lights, cosmodrome and delicacies: The Inimitable Far East exhibition opens at the Moscow Metro

Northern lights, cosmodrome and delicacies: The Inimitable Far East exhibition opens at the Moscow Metro
The exhibition features over 30 photos from the 11 Far East regions.

The Vystavochnaya metro station is now hosting an exhibition, The Inimitable Far East. It features over 30 photos taken in the 11 regions of the Russian Far East. The exhibition is part of the Days of the Far East in Moscow and will run until 21 December.

Metro passengers will be able to see the amazing wildlife of the Far East, the Arctic tundra and plains, and famous Far Eastern delicacies. The exhibition displays photos of the northern lights above Yakutia, the Avacha Bay, Wrangel Island in Chukotka, the bridge across the Zolotoy Rog Bay in Vladivostok and preparations to launch a rocket from the Vostochny Space Centre, among others.

Visitors will also see works dedicated to the rapidly developing economy of the area and its research centres. Using the QR code on the images, passengers can view video clips about the Far East on their smartphones.

“We are happy to host the exhibition The Inimitable Far East, which will be seen by over 50,000 passengers before 21 December. In our Metro Gallery, they will begin a breathtaking journey to the Far East and get immersed in the unique atmosphere of the region. And they can do all this at the Moscow Metro,” said Pavel Kovalyov, deputy head for personnel management of the Moscow Metro.

This is not the first event devoted to the Far East that the Moscow Metro has hosted. On 9 November 2018, the Far Eastern Express train began operating on the Circle Line. Inside its carriages is information about the landmarks, history and nature of the area. The train will be servicing passengers for the next six months.

The theme of the Days of the Far East in Moscow is “The Far East: Russia’s Youth.” Between 13 and 15 December, the Expocentre will host the business programme of the festival, which will include lectures, concerts and a delicacies tasting.