Russia wants change before Olympics

In time for the upcoming 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the Russian Olympic Committee has started the Olympic Change project that asks its participants to submit an innovative idea for a chance to win a trip to Sochi.

To promote the campaign, subway stations in Moscow have added these cool new machines which allow passengers to do 30 squats for a train ticket (complete with an anti-cheating mechanism).

While this isn’t the type of change you’d expect before the upcoming Olympics (think anti-gay propaganda laws in Russia), we think it’ll definitely help get those lazy Russians fit or at least keep them warm in icy winter.