Thursday, June 21, 2018

Aeroexpress to promote rail travel with Instagram photo contest

Earlier this month, Russian rail company Aeroexpress--partly owned by Uzbek mogul Iskander Makhmudov-- announced the launch of an Instagram photo contest, encouraging passengers to share their favorite snapshots of Moscow, Kazan and Vladivostok.

Participants were instructed to take photos of their views from an Aeroexpress railcar of motorists stuck in traffic to demonstrate how efficient rail travel is. Photos entered into the competition must contain the hash tag "#pokatvprobke" and contain the user tag "@aeroexpress".

Winners will be announced on the company's Facebook page, as well as its Instagram feed on Dec. 23, and will receive gifts and souvenirs as a reward.

The contest is Aeroexpress' second large-scale photo contest and the first time the competition has been opened to residents outside of Moscow.