English-speaking Moscow metro staff to be marked with giant stickers during 2018 World Cup

Kirill Zykov/Moskva Agency
400 cashiers will be on call to help fans to navigate the Russian capital’s underground.

Foreign football fans can now rest easy - using Moscow’s metro system during the World Cup this summer will be a piece of cake, in theory. Hundreds of cashier offices will be manned by English-speaking staff, and will be marked with huge stickers exclaiming: “We speak English!”

Metro employees will be on hand to explain which type of tickets fans should buy, how to recharge Troika transport cards, and answer any questions. At the moment a total of 340 English-speaking staff work in 76 metro stations - when the World Cup kicks off, this will increase to 400.

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