On sale there were cards depicting Yuri Gagarin and the first flight into space.
The Moscow Metro has released a new series of Troika transport cards specifically for Cosmonautics Day. Cards depicting Yuri Gagarin and the first flight into space appeared on sale at the subway ticket offices and in vending machines located inside the Circle Line.
According to the press service of the Moscow Metro, the series includes three cards - "Troika" from the Moscow Planetarium "With Gagarin on a historical stained-glass window" (the original can be seen in the planetarium itself), with the Museum of Cosmonautics "To the 60th anniversary of Gagarin's flight" and Roskosmos “Facsimile of the first cosmonaut”. It is noted that a total of 30,000 copies of transport cards in the anniversary design went on sale.
On April 12, 2021, Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day. Today marks sixty years since the first flight of Yuri Gagarin into space. In honor of the anniversary, a wide festive program was organized in Moscow with the opening of thematic exhibitions, lectures, master classes and the opening of special expositions in museums and parks of the city.
"Troika" is an electronic fare payment card that works on Moscow's public transport and is also used to pay for Moscow services. In 2020, it became known that the program could become federal and spread to a number of regions, including Central Russia. At the first stage, the program was launched in Tula, the Moscow region, Ulyanovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur. On April 9, Troika began testing in Perm and the Perm Territory. In the future, the program is expected to expand to 42 regions.
In January 2021, the Troika transport system released cards in a special Barbie design on the occasion of the first female machinists entering the Moscow metro line. Since February, a service for issuing a Troika transport card of an individual design has also appeared.