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Moscow Chooses Pink as Color of 14th Metro Line

People looking at a map of the Moscow metro.

Muscovites have chosen pink as the official color to designate their city's 14th metro line, which is currently being dug in the east of Moscow, according to poll results released this week.

More than 70 percent of voters in a referendum conducted on the Moscow government's Active Citizen voting platform chose pink over black, the only other option offered, as the color of the Kozhukhovskaya line.

Moscow's metro system has already used most basic colors on the spectrum to identify its existing lines, which are colloquially referred to by their color rather than their longer official names.

Undaunted, 4 percent of voters offered their own proposals for the new line's color, including such complex tones as olive, coral and turquoise.  

Other citizens proposed identifying the line with a pattern instead, such as stripes, spots or checkers.

Slated for completion next year, the pink line will connect the city center with Moscow's eastern and southeastern suburbs. It is one piece of a planned second ring line around the city, which is expected to open to passengers in its entirety in 2019.

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