Anyone can now take a free ride in the Moscow subway by proving their good physical shape. A passenger will be allowed to ride the Moscow subway for free, if he or she makes 30 sit-ups.
A special machine was installed on Vystavochnaya subway station on Friday, at 16:00. The machine sells tickets for sit-up exercises. The sports novelty was presented by Olympic champion Alexei Nemov and Elena Zamolodchikova.
One subway ride will thus cost 30 sit-ups, rather than 30 rubles (90 cents). A special device will count the number of performed sit-ups. The system will work before December 4.
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