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Head of the Moscow Metro was awarded the Order of Merit of the Fatherland "

March 25 2008

Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the Chief of the Moscow metro Dmitry Gayev Order of Merit »III degree.

According to RIA Novosti, the head of Moscow's "Underground" won the award for "contribution to the development of the transport industry and many years of diligent work." The Moscow Metro, which opened May 15, 1935, became the basis of the transport system of the capital.

Metro services in Moscow on average use about 7.27 million passengers a day, on weekdays, this figure rises to 9 million, which is the highest in the world. Dmitry Gayev heads the Moscow subway in 1995 after, in 1990 became the first deputy chief of the Moscow Metro.

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