Moskva Tram marks Victory Day
Posted on 15th May 2023 at 10:40
The Soviet Union, and still many of its constituent 16 countries, but particularly the Russian Confederation, marks 9 May as marking the end of the Great Patriotic War (World War II) and the defeat of Nazi Germany.
A non-labour day since 1965. it is best known for the military parade across Red Square saluted by the President, other senior dignitaries, and hundreds of veterans.
This year the Moskva tram operator Moskovskiy Metropolitan played its part by repainting a tram in a special livery featuring red for the blood shed in war and the brown and yellow ribbons used to mark the occasion.
The tram selected is 31216, a 71-931M Vityaz-M (Knight) operated from Bauman depot that was delivered by PK Transportnye Sistemy in 2018.
This three-section 27.5m low-floor tram is one of 464 that will form the bulk of the Moskva tram fleet by the end of the year, operating 90% of services on the 170km system. Over 500 have been built in total at the Sankt Peterburg factory, shared between the tramways in the capital and Sankt Peterburg.
The Moskva Victory Day tram posed in front of an example of Soviet Stalinist architecture. (A. Almazoiv
Tagged as: Moskva, moskovskiy Metropolitan, 71-931M
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