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Puzzles compiled by Ross Hunter
Happy Birthday, Moscow Metro, 75 this month!

Lasar Kaganovich opened the Metro at Sokolniki on 15 May 1935 with these words: “We struggled with nature, with the treacherous soil under Moscow. Moscow geology proved to be pre-revolutionary, working against us!” More stations opened by 1938, and even in 1943, with the war going on.

1 Metro Miscellany

  1. Which is the deepest station? Clue: opened in 2003, it has the world’s longest escalators, at 126m each.
  2. One station has 4 lines, seven are triple interchanges. Which ones? Clue: three are on the Brown line, the others are all inside it.
  3. The Metro crosses the Moscow river 12 times, two of them on the surface. Where are the bridges?
  4. Most are inside the MKAD. This year, two are opening outside. Which? Clue: Blue & Yellow lines.

2 Photo quiz

Five of the earliest stations (1935-38), on the Red, Green & Blue lines. Name the stations & match their platforms.

3 What’s in a name?

Each of these stations has changed its name. Link the current and former names. I’ve done one for you.

4 Mini Sudoku & April answers

Mini Sudoku

Answers to April puzzles

Sudoku: see

Eggs: Easiest in a table

  Brown White Beige Speckled  
Hen 3 2 2 2 =8
Goose 2 2 1 1 =6
Duck 2 0 0 2 =4
Swan 0 0 1 1 =2
  =7 =4 =3 =6  

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