It was part of a police campaign to call attention to the importance of zebra crossing, which are routinely ignored in the Russian capital, contributing to the large number of pedestrians who are hit by cars.
Those who slowed down may have noticed the zebras were in fact light grey horses painted with black stripes. They carried yellow signs on their back reading “Careful, children are on their way to school”.
In the first six months of this year, 378 people were killed and more than 6,600 injured on pedestrian crossings in Russia, according to police. In Moscow alone, 43 people were killed, including two children