Moscow > Zero kilometre
The key to success for a traveller can be a coin thrown behind one's shoulder
in front of Voskresenskiye gates, on the way to the Red Square. It is important
to hit the Zero kilometre sign, designed by Alexander Rukavishnikov in 1995.
Since then the bronze surface of the sign felt the coins from all over the world.
It seems that thanks to the antics of superstitious travellers, there would
be a hill of money on the spot. But this attraction is not going to appear:
the money thrown there is quickly picked up by babushkas, for whom the Zero
kilometre has a monetary equivalent. Bizarrely, the real start of all Russian
roads is in several hundred metres from this place — by the Central Telegraph
building. But it is not important for those who believe that a coin that hit
the bronze sign in the pavement will bring them luck on the road or even will
help them return to Moscow.