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The Real Russia :: What it's Like at the Games - Weird Russian Vending Machines

by Mary Kay Wright


Russian Vending Machines:  Where Weird is Normal 


A woman does squats for a  metro ticket.  The Russian Olympic committee installed these machines in a Moscow metro station to promote the Games.  If you can do 30 squats in 2 minutes you get a free ticket (a 95 cent value).  See the YouTube video behind this image >>

The Good Old Days (2009) when you could still buy several kinds of beer from a vending machine!  On January 1st, 2013 Russia finally decided to classify beer as alcohol instead of  as food, so now retail locations are restricted.  

Would anyone like some freshly squeezed orange juice?  Who invented this Willy Wonka?  I can't imagine how it actually works but it must.  Genius.