Today, the long awaited Gagarin Cup final series, the climax of the 10th season the KHL Championship, gets underway in Kazan, and on Friday, the main trophy embarked on its train journey from Moscow to the Tatarstan capital to attend the big game

Photo: 13.04.18. Ceremony of Gagarin Cup departure to final games of KHL championship 2017/18

The League's most coveted piece of silverware departed the KHL head office and visited many of the Russian capital's places of interest before heading to the East. In a packed, three-hour tour of the city, the trophy visited the Central Academic Theater of the Russian Army, the nearby Yekaterina Park, the Stalin skyscraper at Krasniye Vorota (“Red Gateway”), and finally, Moscow's Kazan Station, where it took its place on the train to the surprise and delight of its fellow passengers.

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