Talking about elevator safety in Russia, here is your chance to do some real cardio training during your stay in Russia.
Currently there are more than one hundred thousand (100,000+) elevators in Russia where the safety certificate is expired a long time ago. The elevators needed to be changed a long time ago, as they are worn out. They will not be changed soon – there is no money for it.
Elevators are installed in houses all over the country. Each year, there are being added tens of thousands thousand more, to the list of outdated elevators. A replacement of all of them would be some 200-billion rubles. That is a lot of money, so the officials suggested not to change the elevators, but simply to extend their service life. We offer to check the expiration date – and use the ladder if necessary.