|A Moscow Metro subway car pulling out of the station at Mayakovskaya|
Believe it or not the Moscow Metro is worthy of a tour! The Soviet government built it in order to amaze people with its magnificence. The first line opened in 1935. Each station is different, and they are all very impressive. We stopped at about six different stations. At each station we hopped off, wandered around, snapped some pictures, and then hopped back on a train to our next stop. Several hours of entertainment for only 56 roubles (less than $2) was very cheap entertainment, especially in Moscow! Below are some pictures of a few of our favorite stops.
|Biblioteka Im. Lenina station on the Moscow metro - known for its mosaics|
|Komsomolskaya station on the Moscow Metro - known for its chandeliers|
|Novoslobodskaya station on the Moscow metro - known for its stained glass|
|Novokuznetskaya station on the Moscow Metro - known for its patriotic themes|
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