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No kissing allowed on Moscow subway

Posted on November 10, 2003

Couples caught kissing on Moscow's underground rail system could be fined under new regulations being considered by city authorities while those going too far could face jail, reported Reuters. The kissing ban could even extend to a husband embracing his wife, Stolichnaya Vechernyaya Gazeta said on its Web site. The newspaper, quoting unnamed sources, said the city authorities were thinking of introducing the ban to raise levels of public morality, according to the news service. Tatyana Maksimova, a city education official, was quoted as saying metro travelers were indulging in increasingly lax behavior including drinking alcohol from bottles and cans.

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