22 April 2015 y.

Train named “70 Years of the Great Victory” started operation in Moscow metro

A ceremonial operation launch of a metro train decorated to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 took place in “Vladykino” depot. The train was manufactured at Metrovagonmash plant (Mytishchi, Moscow region) belonging to JSC Transmashholding.

Mr. Kirill Lipa, Transmashholding CEO, and Mr. Andrey Andreyev, Metrovagonmash General Director, participated in the event.

The new train is set of the most up-to-date metro cars of domestic production – Type 81-760А/761А walk-through cars.

As the main themes for decorating cars the hero-towns are used. 13 towns are grouped in pairs (1 car per 2 towns); the Victory Parade taken place in 1945 is also one of the themes. The car No. 1 is dedicated to the Victory Parade and Moscow, car No. 2 – to Leningrad and Stalingrad, car No. 3 – to Brest and Minsk, car No. 4 – to Odessa and Kiev, car No. 5 – Kerch and Sevastopol, car No. 6 – to Tula and Murmansk, car No. 7 – to Smolensk and Novorossiysk, car No. 8 – to Moscow and the Victory Parade. In such a way, the head car is always dedicated to the Victory, the tail car to Moscow. The other cars change their faces according to the train moving direction. The inner decoration theme is the same as of the corresponding exterior panel.

For the outer decoration, they used collages of archive photos, panoramic views of towns and battle-fields. Panoramic pictures imitate colored black-and-white photos typical of the 40s of the last century. The car’s central part bears images of honorary monuments situated in related hero-towns against the background of a distinctive town panorama.

Stickers placed on window pillars are used for the car interior decoration and contain information on the town involvement in the war events. There are archive photos and documents, reports of the Soviet Information Bureau and propaganda posters. Historical notes can be found as well: numbers of troops, military machines, battle casualties on both sides. Background interior decoration is made of images depicting newspapers, commendation lists, military orders and other documents of the war period.