Russian Subways Now Accepting Squats as Payments

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In order to promote the upcoming 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, subway stations in Moscow, Russia have added some impressive new ticket machines which allow passengers to do 30 squats in exchange for a train ticket.  

This is a fantastic idea to promote the Olympics as well as good health.

The project is part of the Russian Olympic Committee’s efforts to “add elements of sport into daily life,” AFP reported.  “It was hard at first but I managed it,” said Lyudmila, a young woman who tried out the machine. “Two minutes is enough time.”


The sprawling Moscow subway system, known for its ornate Stalin-era stations, normally charges 30 rubles ($.93) for a single-ride ticket.

Unfortunately, the machines are planned to be removed after The Games end in February.

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