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How to Avoid Getting Stuck in Traffic or on the Metro on Victory Day

Getting around Moscow both by car and by public transport will be complicated on Victory Day due to road closures and restrictions on entering and exiting metro stations. The Moscow Times has compiled a list to help you help you plan your travel on Saturday.

Metro Restrictions

According to the website of the Moscow mayor’s office, on Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting until the end of the Victory Day parade, it will not be possible to exit from metro stations Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya, Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Biblioteka Imeni Lenina, Alexandrovsky Sad, Borovitskaya, Lubyanka and Kitai-Gorod.

Starting at 2 p.m., it will not be possible to exit from Pushkinskaya, Chekhovskaya, Tverskaya and Mayakovskaya.

The stations will be open and it will be possible to transfer between them, but there will be no exit to the street.

Beginning at midday and lasting until the end of the fireworks display, which starts at 10 p.m. at Victory Park (Park Pobedy), there will be limited access to the Kutuzovskaya, Park Pobedy and Kievskaya metro stations.

After the fireworks display, access will be limited to metro stations Kutuzovskaya, Park Pobedy, Kievskaya, Alexandrovsky Sad, Borovitskaya, Arbatskaya, Okhotny Ryad, Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Kitai-Gorod, Lubyanka, Kuznetsky Most, Pushkinskaya, Chekhovskaya, Tverskaya, Oktyabrskaya, Park Kultury, Vorobyovy Gory and Universitet.

Traffic Restrictions

Traffic restrictions will be in place starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday on Khodynskoye Pole, Ulitsa Mikoyana, Ulitsa Sukhogo, Leningradsky Prospekt, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Ulitsa; Tverskaya Ulitsa; Manezh Square and Red Square, Kremlyovskaya Naberezhnaya, Mokhovaya Ulitsa, Ulitsa Vozdvizhenka, Novy Arbat and the Garden Ring from Smolenskaya Ploshchad to Triumfalnaya Ploshchad.

From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., traffic will be restricted on Ulitsa Kosygina, Universitetsky Prospekt between Ulitsa Lebedeva and Michurinsky Prospekt and the right-hand side of Michurinsky Prospekt from Universitetsky Prospekt to Ulitsa Kosygina.

Additional buses and trolleybuses will run along Kutuzovsky Prospekt to transport people to and from Victory Park.

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