Subways

SubwayArt4Over 9 million people ride the Moscow subway system each day.  It is amazing, with new trains arriving about every 90 seconds in some cases.  What is truly amazing are the stations, which are absolutely beautiful.  Stalin wanted the subways to be an art museum for the masses, so each one has its own style.  One that we visited had bronze statues depicted Russian life, with soldiers, farmers, academics, etc. This picture shows a Russian hunter with his dog.  The Russians rub the dog’s nose for good luck, which is why it is shiny but the rest of the statue is tarnished.

To see some amazing subway stations, that look more like palaces than metro stops, see the link below.

Click here to see the amazing Moscow metro stations.

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