Support The Moscow Times!

MKAD Exits Now Labeled Using Kilometer Numbers

The Moscow Ring Road Vedomosti / D. Abramov

The Moscow Ring Road, or MKAD, will now have a new naming system for its interchanges based on the distance around the beltway.

Interchange ramp "0" will be located in eastern Moscow at Shosse Entuziastov and the numbering system will continue clockwise around the road though the "105 km" exit, RIA Novosti reported. Even numbers will mark exits going towards the center of Moscow, while exits for roads heading out into the Moscow region will be labeled with odd numbers

Moscow's transportation department had previously conducted a survey on its website about possible exit labeling formats and the system of numbering based on kilometers won with 38 percent of the vote.

Other options considered included numbering the interchanges as on the face of a clock and using the streets' names.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.