A subway ticket in Moscow normally costs about 90 cents. But now, just 30 squats are enough to ride the train. (Courtesy: RTV/CCTV/CBS)
A subway ticket in Moscow normally costs about 90 cents. But now, just 30 squats are enough to ride the train.
In one Moscow subway station, passengers can get one ticket by doing 30 squats within two minutes in front of a squat-to-ride ticket machine.
The activity, starting from November 3, has attracted more than 140,000 passengers to participate as part of the effort to support the Olympics just three months ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
"One ticket only costs 30 rubles. What attracts me is not that it can save me 30 rubles, but because of its proposal for doing more activities relevant to the Olympic Games," said Vadim, a man participating in the activity.
Alexander Zhukov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, also said that the activity is to encourage people not only to watch Olympic Games on TV but also to exercise in their daily lives.