Tuesday 2 July 01:20 PM
Moscow Metro,the first underground railway in USSR, was opened in 1935, right before World War II. It contained 13 stations and was 11 km long. Nowadays Moscow metro consists of twelve lines and 223 stations, and many of them had become historical and cultural monuments.
Metro can seem a bit difficult to use, especially if you don’t speak Russian, but in fact, it’s not. Start with looking on metro map — you can find one online or on a poster at every station. Moscow metro lines go from the centre to the outlying areas of the city. Each line has its own Russian name (sometimes very complicated),but you don’t have to remember it, because lines have their own colors and numbers as well.
Here are some stations worth visiting:
🚇Mayakovskaya (line 2, green)
There are several mosaic panels on the ceiling. They symbolize “twenty-four hours in USSR”- morning,day night and morning again.
🚇Ploshchad Revolyutsii (line 3, dark blue)
Each arch has four sculptures representing the history of the USSR - there are peasants, workers, sailors, children. In Moscow, there is a tradition - if you want to pass the exam, you need to stroke the dog’s nose, which is kept by the “border guard”.
The most luxurious metro station. The Komsomolskaya ceiling is decorated with eight mosaic panels made of smalt and precious stones. They are dedicated to the struggle of the Russians for independence.
🚇Avtozavodskaya (line 3, dark blue)
The most interesting thing about this station is its ceiling and lighting method. In the arch of the central hall are 318 hemispherical lamps. That is why the station looks very light, almost snow white. ⠀
So,now you’ve figured out how to use Moscow Metro! Good luck in discovering this cultural monument.
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