A trolleybus parade under Moscow's open skies

The parade dedicated to the 81st anniversary of the opening of the capital's first trolleybus line featured unique exhibits from the City Museum of Public Transportation.

Editor - Stakheev Vladimir, photos - Tass Photo, RIA Novosti, music - Regis V.Gronof

On November 15, 2014, Mosgortrans, Moscow's public transportation company, flooded the city's streets with rare vehicles—some of which are around 60 years old—as well as some unusual modern models.

The event's date was not selected at random. It was on November 15, 1933, that the first trolleybus rolled out on the streets of Moscow. It had a wooden frame, a metal cover, and a low maximum speed by today's standards: up to 50 km/hr. Its doors had to be opened manually.

Those attending the parade were able to take a look from the sidelines as well as sneak a peek inside the vehicles. Last year's celebration, which honored the Moscow trolleybus' 80th anniversary, involved more than 130,000 people.

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