Russian Novels for Rushing Muscovites


In addition to boasting one of the most beautiful subway systems in the world, Moscow commuters now stand to become the best-read. Per the Guardian, over 100 titles from authors including Pushkin, Chekhov, and Tolstoy are now available for download, simply by scanning a QR code in the station. The city has already implemented a similar program on over 700 buses, trams, and trolleys, and expects to finish rolling out the subway project—in conjunction with free wifi on all metro carriages—by the end of 2014.

Dinah Fay is a poet, copywriter, and social media maven living in Brooklyn. She is the co-host of the Brick City Speaks reading series in Newark, where she is pursuing an MFA in writing from Rutgers University. More from this author →