Moscow metro hires first female train drivers in modern history

Role of train operator removed from government’s register of jobs deemed harmful to women’s health

The Moscow metro has hired female drivers for the first time in its recent history, following changes in Russian legislation prohibiting women from many professions.

The Russian capital’s transport system, which oversees the sprawling metro network, said in a statement that “the first female electric train drivers in modern history started working for the Moscow metro.”

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