Moscow to put up new signs at 16 sites associated with Arctic development
Street signs with QR codes have been approved for 16 sites associated with Arctic development in Moscow. The QR codes will provide information about pilots, sailors and expedition heads, and will show directions to the memorial plaques of explorers Georgy Ushakov and Vladimir Rusanov, the House of Polar Explorers, and the monument to Fridtjof Nansen.
Before that, Moscow had QR codes with information about test pilots Georgy Baidukov and Valery Chkalov, polar explorer Otto Schmidt, Arctic explorer Ivan Papanin and other champions of Arctic development.
Moscow began creating a unified navigation system as part of its comfortable urban environment in 2014. All navigation elements, such as building and city signs and information displays, comply with an approved standard. Blue signs with white letters are easy to read and blend seamlessly into the architectural environment.
Since 2014, over 12,400 city and 97,100 building signs have been installed in Moscow, and another 5,000 are to be installed this year.