A video has been making rounds on social media in which a man can be seen doing squats to get a free metro ride. It was claimed that Moscow is giving away free metro rides to the passengers on doing 30-squats.
The caption of the video read: “Moscow, Russia Metro rail station if you do 30 situps you get free train ticket. Citizen Health Plan by the Government.”
.@ArvindKejriwal At Moscow’s ( Russia ) metro rail station if you do 30 situps you get free train ticket.Citizen Health Plan by the Government, rather just offering free ride on tax payer money.#ThursdayThoughts #ThursdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/IE1y96YeyM
— 🇮🇳Sandeep Singh🇮🇳 (@sandeepfromvns) July 4, 2019
When NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, we found that Russia is no longer giving away free metro rides on doing 30 squats.
On putting keywords such as ‘free metro rides’, ’30 squats’, ‘Russia’, ‘Moscow’ through a Google search, we came across several news articles according to with the initiative was part of a promotional campaign for the Winter Olympics which took place in Sochi, Russia in February 2014.
Hence, the above information proves that Moscow is no longer offering free metro rides to passengers on doing 30 squats.
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