Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation, formally known as the Soviet Union. This is the first visit by the independent transport videos cameras to this part of the world to record the trolleybus and tram operations for you to enjoy. In this programme we concentrate on the trolleybuses in central Moscow and it's suburbs. As you can imagine, Moscow is a vast sprawling city, most of the journeys by public transport are made on the city's huge Metro system built after the Second World War by the Communist government. Buses, trams and trolleybuses play a smaller role in central Moscow, but are far more prevalent in the large amount of suburbs that surround the city.
Our programme starts in central Moscow. We film trolleybus action adjacent to the vast Kremlin building that dominates Red Square and the beautiful St Basil cathedral and along the embankment of the River Moscow. Our cameras now move into the suburbs, starting a Dinamo where we board trolleybus 5318 on route 86 to Sokol Troliza. With filming taking place at the terminus we then ride trolleybuses 1725 and 1789 on two journeys along route 59. Visits to Aviamotornata, Taganskaya Ulitsa and Vladykino to record the action completes our visits to the suburbs before our further look at Usyinsky Pr. and Solyanka Ulitsa in central Moscow. Most of the trolleybuses are being manufactured in Russia by Transalpha and Trolza.
Our next DVD programmes look at the trams of Moscow, followed by a visit to St. Petersburg for the trams and trolleybuses there. We are sure you will enjoy this visit to a part of the world that is rarely seen, or indeed visited by visitors from the west.
Produced by - Independent Transport Videos
Running time - 53 minutes (approx)
Format - 16:9 widescreen
Release date - 2013