The entrance into one of the busiest stations of Moscow’s underground stations, Komsomolskaya, has been restricted, with only Muscovites allowed in.
The access to the station was first completely closed due to repairing works. The passengers can use the main exit only if they show a special metro pass which is only issued to the citizens of the capital.
As the station is close the city’s three biggest railway stations, there is a large flow of commuter who now have to use the alternative exit which takes about 10 minutes to get to.
This has caused outrage of many human rights activists who are calling for the Moscow’s prosecutor to look in what they call a pure act of discrimination.