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Katya: Teenage Skateboarder

Katya: Teenage Skateboarder

MOSCOW: The number of people skateboarding in Moscow really seems to have surged. Some say its just a temporary ‘fashion.’

Part of the growth is driven by the expanding pedestrian zones and skateparks around the city that make it easier for people to take up the sport.

Usually, you just see people skating at parks and other designated spots, but I recently saw three skating from one end of a metro platform to the other.

This is a photo of Muscovite Katya, 14. She was in the metro with her longboard.

Unlike many skateboarders I have met recently, Katya said has been skateboarding for several years.

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