New Yorkers would never go for this crap (13 Photos)

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This Moscow train called “Aquarelle” displays works of art from the famous Russian Museum located just a few miles away. The paintings are all high-end replications because I'm sure people piss on these things. Russians think this cleans up the subways and they're probably right but somehow this whole thing just feels dirty...

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  • powersticks

    More people could ride the same train if they put chairs in instead of art. Less people late for work and a more efficient train system.

    • DaddyD

      Let’s see … from about 6:00 am until about 9:00 pm there is a train every 2 minutes (yes, every 2 minutes) on the main Moscow lines while the secondary lines get a train … every 3 minutes. From 9:00 until they stop running around 2:00 am, the trains only come every 3-4 minutes. The stations in 10 and 13 are a bit shinier than most, but all of the stations are well-lit and clean.

      And a ride costs about USD 0.75.

      I think they’re doing a pretty good job.

      • Zelda

        Westerner living in Moscow.
        I get annoyed if I have to wait more than 2 and a half minutes for a train, because it almost never happens. the stations are always clean, and some of them are museum-quality in terms of design.
        And yeah, it costs 75 cents.
        Efficiency is not an issue.

        I like when I get the art train. More room in the car, anyway.

    • me

      i was thinking the same thing .. waste of space thx

    • Wolfie

      You can fit more people standing than you can sitting. Did that not occur to your lazy fat ass?

  • Furthy


    • jeff in Australia

      Excuse me. I don’t want to interrupt your one and only thought, but, this is comment section on the trains in Moscow, not your mental state and personality. OK, you can carry on being you now.

  • McBeastie

    How can this “feel dirty?” What the fuck is wrong with you?

    • Zach

      Yeah I agree this is pretty fantastic. It’s much nicer than seeing shitty ads

  • Belisario

    I’ve been in both cities – New York and Moscow. You’re right, this would never work in New York – because it is a shithole.

  • shouldbeworkingtoday

    i think its a beauty idea, but then you have to take into consideration the mucklucks who spray paint there brainless tags all over the art and every wall/phonebooth the list goes on …. and im not talking about the artists who do graffiti art. just the wannabees.


  • Greg

    Nah, it wouldn’t, because people in Russia respect art a lot more than people here.

    also, you fit more people on a train when there’s more standing room. So, getting rid of seats on one side =’s more people on the train, not less.

  • garp

    …in Russia art museum come to you

  • bowhuntpa

    and a homeless guy pisses all over it

  • dt520

    We don’t need art everywhere… and when it gets rid of seats in mass transit… which is called MASS transit for a reason, it seems rather redundant. As for the outside stuff, perfectly fine and kinda cool!

  • Anonymous

    Any art worth anything would be stolen the first day in NY, actually, just about anywhere in the U.S. for that matter.

  • tyrese clinkscale

    Shid, mang, I’d be puttin my muffukkin tag all over dat shit.

    • Maurice

      I third that – I hate fag tags. these scumbacs would destroy this

  • shouldbeworkingtoday

    your fag tag — homo get a life and a hobby — you my friend should be shot and pissed on…


  • aosux

    I second that

  • nouu

    it’s russia who the fuck cares?

  • Greg

    i feel like everyone bitching about there being less seats on the train has never ridden the subway in a major city at rush hour before… when the seats get in the way of you finding a place to stand. In Boston on the green line there are two types of trains, the old ones with lots of seats, and the new ones with fewer seats and more standing room. Guess which one holds more people….

    • aosux

      The one that smells like fart.

  • aosux

    Is it just me or does thechive have some kind of russian fetish?

  • Germanguy

    Reminds me on a train which traveld through Germany as a holocaust-memorial with pictures, photos, short movies…. based on the deportation trains in WW2.
    I feel so sorry for what Germany had done… may all peopled died during WW2 and nazi-regime rest in peace. Thanks for liberating! Never forget honoring your brave soldiers.

    • Anonymous

      May we never forget the brave assholes who threw babies into a fiery pit.

  • Kev

    Like someone said above, this would never work in NYC because it is a shithole. I currently live in NY and you’re lucky some nights if you get your train after waiting 15 minutes, sometimes longer. Some of the retards in NY wouldn’t know how to appreciate fine art or clean trains if it drove up their asses!

    If this was installed in NY, without 24 hours it would be damaged, stolen, or packed with grafiti,

  • Pufffdragon

    While all you fags were admiring the art . How come no one noticed #6 !!

  • doo dah doo doo

    in soviet russia, art moves you!

    and yes, #6 is win.

  • CoffeeAnyone

    What you can do when a country’s wealth is spent mostly in one city.

  • Kate

    How does this feel dirty?
    Perhaps you got so used to puke, dirt and adverts on the walls of your subway, this looks dirty to you, as they say – fresh air is like a poison for a drunk man getting out of a pub.

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