This comprehensive travel guide will lead you through Moscow far beyond its postcard attractions

Metro stations

Mayakovskaya Station (line 2, green) is an underground palace awarded the Grand Prix at the New York World's Fair 1939. The station was built at the time of intensive development of aviation, that is why the mosaic panels on the ceiling depict “A Day of the Soviet Union’s Sky.”

The concourse of Ploshchad Revolyutsii station (line 3, navy blue) looks like a sculpture museum presenting 76 bronze statues. To fit the sculptures into the arched niches, the author had to present the characters sitting, bending or standing on their knees. Rub the nose of the border guard’s dog to pass an exam successfully, touch the foot of the girl with a book to return your lost love. Rubbing the sailor’s revolver guarantees a lucky day.

Kievskaya station (line 5, brown) resembles a fine arts gallery. The smalt images in woodcut-like frames symbolise once very close friendship between Russia and Ukraine. The chandeliers in the concourse are also rather impressive.

Kievskaya Metro StationThe smalt images at Kievskaya Metro Station symbolise once very close friendship between Russia and Ukraine.

Vorobyovy Gory station (line 1, red) lacks architectural importance, but it offers spectacular views up and down the Moskva River. More than this, the platform of the station houses temporary art exhibitions.




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