Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Transmission

'The Doors Will Not Close Now' -- St. Petersburg Commuters Ride Open Train

"Be careful! The doors are closing!" Or not, in this case.
"Be careful! The doors are closing!" Or not, in this case.
Passengers on a subway train in St. Petersburg were recently treated to something you don't see every day -- a ride with the doors open as they rushed down the tunnel under Russia's second city.

While Russia is not known for its attention to public safety, this is still a bit out of the ordinary.

The passengers on the train seem more bemused than alarmed, however, and even go so far as to stick their heads out to look. Luckily, this is one Internet video that doesn't end tragically.



-- RFE/RL's Central Newsroom
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