This is the bizarre moment two Russian men were spotted carrying a coffin on to a metro train. Footage shows them carrying the red-draped coffin through Novokosino station in the Russian capital before lifting it into a carriage.
Officials say they did not break any rules by bringing it down with them.
Eyewitnesses said their load was “heavy” and they had to stop several times as they heaved the coffin to and from the underground. Reports say the men were eventually asked to leave by metro staff, but it is unclear if they had completed their journey at this point.
It is unclear whether the strange incident was a prank. One theory was that they were late for a funeral due to notoriously heavy traffic in Moscow.