Contributed by Project for Public Spaces
Built in the 1930s to showcase the glory of Soviet Communism, the stations are works of art with marble, chandeliers, and stunning art deco designs.
While Soviet Communism produced dismal results in most endeavors, you can't deny its one shining achievement: the world's most beautiful subway system. Each of the stations, built with marble and other gorgeous stone, is a palace constructed for the pleasure of everyday transit riders. The system is still the transportation lifeblood of the city.
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- Moscow Subway - beautiful panoramic images of subway stations around Moscow
- Photos of Buildings and Travel - from the Building Engineering Group, University of Waterloo, Canada
- Official Website
- 60 of the World's Great Places - The Moscow Subway was named one of the 60 greatest places in the world