February 10, 2021

Thanks, Doc



Thanks, Doc
The designer took "spacibo bolshoi" quite literally here.  The Official Site of the Mayor of Moscow

Those who have been to Moscow know the great pride that the city takes in its excellent subway system. Not only are the stations elegant and regal in design, but the trains themselves are tidy and sometimes quite fun.

It is a tradition in Moscow to have various metro cars decked out to honor specific cultural events, famous figures, or historical anniversaries. Some examples include the "Train of Victory" car, which is decorated to commemorate the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, or the Space Train, which honors the famous Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin

In order to properly thank the thousands of medical workers who have given their immense energy and lives to combat Coronavirus and save so many patients, the city of Moscow has decided to dedicate a train car to them.

After a vote was taken, the city decided to decorate the cars with the words "thank you" written in several languages. Additionally, the car will feature little cartoon drawings of doctors and nurses in scrubs, relaxing after a job well done.

Unfortunately, though, touching the metro does not make one immune to COVID.

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