MTS PJSC (MOEX: MTSS) has launched free digital audio guides for motorists in the mobile application MTS Music. Audio tour routes start from Moscow and go to Kaluga, Sergiev Posad and the Yasnaya Polyana Estate Museum in the Tula Region.
“The wide digital capabilities of MTS make our audio guides one of the most convenient, affordable, and also free ways to organize an educational trip by car. Users can start from anywhere, make stops at any convenient time. Auto tours have expanded the MTS catalog of free tourist audio guides, consisting of more than 60 routes in our country. A unique feature of our digital guides is that we involve local residents, local historians and enthusiasts who are in love with their native places in their creation. This allows you to get unique content that reveals all the zest and flavor of sights,” says Olga Yurkova, head of the MTS Center for Social and Charitable Programs.
The first audio guide from Moscow to Kalugapasses, bypassing the ancient Russian cities – Borovsk, Naro-Fominsk, Obninsk and Maloyaroslavets. The length of the route is 180 kilometers. The digital guide includes about fifty stories, from which tourists will learn where the Russian Banksy lives, why a congress of the Chinese Communist Party was held in the Moscow region, where the French army sat in a puddle, and at the end of the trip, astronautics fans will be able to look inside the Mir space station.
Thirty interesting stories and curious facts about the objects located along the route await those who are heading from the capital to Sergiev Posad. Among them are the ancient Russian estates of Lyubimovka and Talitsy, numerous churches, the villages of Radonezhskoye and Vozdvizhenskoye, in which historical events for the country took place. Over 74 kilometers, listeners will get acquainted with the legends of the inhabitants of ancient cities, find out what intrigues Princess Sophia wove and what came of it. They will figure out where the travel palaces were located on the Trinity Road and why they were built.
The journey from Moscow to Yasnaya Polyana is 200 kilometers and passes by the ancient Russian cities of Serpukhov, Aleksin, Podolsk, Chekhov and Tula. Users of the audio guide will hear about forty interesting stories about cultural attractions, for example, the Tula Kremlin, gingerbread and samovar museums, the Molodi estate, Voznesenskaya Davidov desert and other unusual places, as well as tips from local residents that cannot be found in traditional guidebooks.
Students will be accompanied on their journeys by Anna Korob, author of the Forsaken Russia project, researcher and documentary photographer, and Georgy Khachaturov, a radio journalist and autotraveller.
How to use the audio guide
To go on educational car adventures with MTS guides, you need to log in using your phone number or enter an already created account in the MTS Music mobile application. Find audio guides in the search bar and launch them. Also, users of the MTC Music app can listen to audio tours through the CarPlay service through the head unit in the car.