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Five Moscow Metro Stations Worth Seeing

Published: September 18, 2019

Much more than just the city’s premier mode of transportation, the Moscow Metro is a tourist attraction in its own right. Each station is unique, and as new ones continue to be added, they represent over 60 years of styles and history. Below I have spotlighted five of the most interesting stations I saw during my stay in Moscow, as well as where they are located and with pictures of some of their main attractions.

Rasskazovka

Name: Рассказовка (Rasskazovka)
Location: Yellow Line 8A
Attraction: This literary-themed station is one of Moscow’s newest additions. Sporting black and white walls lined with the names of famous Russian authors, this station sparks with modernity – metallic squares reminiscent of filing cabinets hold QR codes linked to web pages about each author.

Novoperedelkino

Name: Новопеределкино (Novoperedelkino)
Location: Yellow Line 8A
Attraction: A stop away from Рассказовка, this station contrasts a black and white frame with mesmerizing lights of all colors of the rainbow. I easily allowed multiple trains to come and go as I watched them change.

Park Kultury

Name: Парк Культуры (Park Kultury)
Location: Brown Line 5
Attraction: Each pillar is adorned with a circular relief, upon which various scenes of Soviet life and talent are displayed.

Komsomolskaya

Name: Комсомольская (Komsomolskaya)
Location: Brown Line 5
Attraction: The main atrium is painted a vibrant mustard, upon which white molding is juxtaposed by dark mosaics in gold and brown.

Ploshchad Revolyutsii

Name: Площадь Революции (Ploshchad Revolyutsii)
Location: Dark Blue Line 3
Attraction: The halls of this metro station are lined with bronze statues of Soviet men, women, and children, sometimes accompanied by animals. The most popular statues, such as the two pictured below, are marked by the thousands of human hands that have rubbed them for good luck.

About the author

Helen McHenry

Helen McHenry is a double major in international relations and Russian at the Ohio State University, with minors in Spanish and public policy. She studied with SRAS at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow this summer in order to advance her proficiency in Russian and appreciation for Russian culture. She will use the knowledge gained during her time abroad to advocate for foreign policy that strengthens relations between East and West in her future career.

Program attended: Challenge Grants: Funding for Study Abroad

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