Throughout World War II, the Moscow Metro not only continued to carry passengers on a daily basis but also served as a bomb shelter for millions of people. It was a place where people could eat, sleep, visit a library and even watch a movie.
Fighting crime wasn’t the only task the Soviet state empowered the police with. They also had to be wise mentors and educators in different areas for the masses: from the upbringing of children to questions about communist ideology, for starters.
So, imagine ordering something online, getting it delivered to your door - and after inspecting it, deciding not to buy it after all and giving it back to the courier - all without having to pay a single cent! Well, in Russia you can!