19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile

A "Platzkart," or a ticketed, reserved-seat, third-class rail car wherein passengers from all walks of life share the same cramped, unglamorous accommodations, is a much-romanticized feature of Russia's public rail system dating back to the Tsarist era. The Platzkart remains a popular and economical option for Russia rail travelers today.

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Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
Camera: iPhone 7
Copyright: © Maria Plotnikova