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Colossal Vending Machines Replace Street Carts In Moscow

Posted On: 7/18/2014

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TAGS: vending machine, giant vending machines in Moscow, Moscow's mayor, Art. Lebedev Studio

MOSCOW -- Moscow's mayor's big push to do away with unsightly street stands to beautify the city has 60 "new breed" vending machines taking their place over the next two months, The Moscow Times reported.

The mega-sized vending machines, designed by Moscow-based Art. Lebedev Studio, will reportedly sell everything from food and hygiene products to mobile phones and bus and train tickets. They're available in several sizes, the largest of which measures 65 square feet in size and holds 400 products.

A pilot version of the vending machines is up and running near Moscow's Pushkin Square, merchandised with more than 200 products, including milk, cereals and shoe brushes, according to The Moscow Times.

The machines will reportedly be installed and operated by private investors selected through a bidding process.

See The Moscow Times article and photo of machine here.