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Moscow metro offers Russian classics to commuters for free

Komsomolskaya station, Moscow.
Komsomolskaya station, Moscow. Image by Tim Adams / CC BY 2.0

Moscow’s metro has opened a virtual library of Russian classics. The commuters can download more than 100 books for free on the metro’s platforms. To access the electronic library, commuters with a smartphone or a tablet just need to scan a code. Free wifi will be installed on all carriages of Moscow’s metro by the end of 2014. The virtual library is currently available at 195 metro stations as a trial, before being extended across the city. Read more: theguardian.com