The Moscow Metro

It’s rare that a subway system itself is a worthy site to check out in a city but that’s exactly the case for the beautiful metro stations of Moscow.

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Even if you don’t necessarily need to take public transport while here I strongly encourage you to do so because the artwork and craftsmanship in some of the stations today is really something.

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Most stations designs date back to its opening during the 1930s and can be described as socialist realism, often depicting the hard work of every day people in the former USSR as was valued by the regime of the time under Stalin with his 5 year plans.

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There still seemed to be quite a few dedications to Lenin too which makes sense since he was such an influential figure in modern Russian history.

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Over 6 million people ride the metro in Moscow each day making it one of the busiest metro railways in the world.

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The tracks also run deep below the surface, one station even reaches 74 meters (243 feet) underground!

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For more higher quality pictures and information on the Moscow metro check out this and this article.

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