The metro in Moscow is not only the fastest and easiest way of getting around the city. It keeps “underground palaces”, which you won’t find anywhere else. Their interiors demonstrate almost royal splendor. Some of the stations are protected by the state as national property.
Mayakovskaya station is considered to be one of the most beautiful stations in Moscow. In 1937 it was awarded at the International Exhibition in Paris as the first underground station supported with columns. Nowadays it is a UNESCO World Heritage object.
Chekhovskaya station is dedicated to the work of the Russian famous play writer Anton Chekhov. The hall’s walls are decorated with a mosaic depicting some topics from his plays.
Ploschad Revolutcii (Revolution Square) station. The great October Revolution is depicted in this station, with its 76 huge bronze figures symbolizing the Bolshevik conquest of power and the building of the Soviet State.
Teatralnaya (Theatre) station looks more like a theatre auditorium with columns instead of side scenes and vaults symbolizing curtains. Its architect Ivan Fomin wanted this way of decoration to express a great joy of art in our country
Borovitskaya station. The topic of its decoration is Moscow Kremlin, the symbol of Russia nowadays and in the Soviet times.
Kropotkinskaya. The project of the station won two Grand Prix awards at expositions in Paris (1937) and Brussels (1958). It was originally planned to serve the enormous Palace of the Soviets, which was to be built on the former site of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Park Kultury (Culture Park) station’s vestibule is decorated with the relief-carvings illustrating the Soviet people's leisure.
Taganskaya station will tell you about the space exploration with the help of its chased relief paintings.
Kurskaya station is dedicated to the great victory in the Second World War.
Komsomolskaya station is more like a temple than a subway station. Its mosaics depict famous scenes from Russian history
Prospect Mira station is situated not far from the oldest botanical garden in Russia. That’s why its relief carvings depict the activity of gardeners and field-workers.
Novoslobodskaya is probably the brightest station. The initial idea of the architects was to create something decorative and fabulous. The station is famous for its stained glass windows and a mosaic panel called “Peace to the World”.
Belorusskaya station is dedicated to the former Soviet republic Belorussia. Its twelve multicolored mosaics depict the everyday life of Belorussian people.
Kievskaya station was named after the Ukrainian capital Kiev and is totally devoted to this country and its friendship with Russia.