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November 10, 2014 AT 6:00 am

Gogol on the Go: Moscow Metro Riders Get Free eBooks

Moscow metro books

This new program in Moscow provides a formidable selection of Russian literature to transit riders in the form of free ebooks! Here’s to hoping this idea speeds to other major cities around the globe.

From hyperallergic:

Muscovites may now download books by Russia’s literary giants for free while they wait for the subway. Thanks to an initiative of Moscow Metro, the city’s public transportation authority, riders can download ebooks to their smartphones and tablets by scanning a QR code on the subway platform. The free digital library includes more than 100 works of Russian literature, among them Nikolai Gogol’s Nose, Alexander Pushkin’s Egyptian Nights, Anton Chekhov’s About Love, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Mr. Prokharchin, the Guardian reports.

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