Kazan

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Kazan crossed the threshold of a population of 1 million in 1979. Planning for a metro network, which had been progressing slowly to begin with, was interrupted by the break-up of the Soviet Union. Central government funds saved the project. Construction started on on August 27, 1997. The first section of the Kazan Metro was opened on August 27, 2005, becoming the 15th metro system in the former Soviet Union.

Kazan in Wikipedia

Kazan metro logo.gif

The Kazan metro logo is a green M in a circle. The use of green is striking, not only because most other metro systems - Yekaterinburg is a notable exception - use a red M, but also because in Kryvyi Rih, green is used for the underground tram network, not for a full metro system.

Kazan metro in Wikipedia

There is a pattern design for a Kazan token. Presumable, there is no token actually using the design. An essay for the Kazan metro exists in two colours. The essays are 2mm thick, whereas regular tokens are 3 mm thick.

Kazan, Russia
RUK01.jpg
Filename RUK01
Side 1 Казани 1000 лет. Kazan 1000 years
Side 2 M in square
Manufacture Dark blue-green plastic
Size (mm) 30
Weight (grams)
Notes Extra space between bottom of M and square. Put into circulation on August 27, 2005.
Source Kozhara
RUK02.jpg
Filename RUK02
Side 1 Казани 1000 лет. Kazan 1000 years
Side 2 M in square
Manufacture Dark blue-green plastic
Size (mm) 30
Weight (grams)
Notes Put into circulation in January 2016.
Source Kozhara