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I mentioned in previous posts about living in Moscow that this city has such classy, beautiful, unique subway stations and as promised, here is the first Photo Friday post featuring one of the best stations – Komsomolskaya.

It’s on the circle line, which is downtown Moscow.  I highly recommend going station hopping on your own on that line.  Komsomolskaya station is under Komsomolskaya Square, and it’s one of the city’s busiest subway stations.  It was opened during the Stalin era on January 30th, 1952.  You’ll feel like you stepped back in time when you’re at this station.

Komsomolskaya station
Coming down the steps into Komsomolskaya – one of the most stunning metro stations.

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Komsomolskaya station
Here’s a better overall view of the ceiling.

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Komsomolskaya station
This is what lines the walls as they curve to the ceiling.

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Komsomolskaya station
Notice the red star in the centre. You can see the same star atop clock towers in Red Square and the Kremlin.

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The design revolves highlights Russia’s military achievements in fights for freedom and independence.  The lead designer, Alexey Shchusev, was inspired by Stalin’s historical Second World War speech on November 7th, 1941, in which he mentioned famous past military leaders whom you can see in the station’s eight large mosaics.

The mosaics are the best features of the station.  They’re absolutely gorgeous, and you’ll need to look way up to the yellow Baroque ceiling between the chandeliers.  Pavel Korin did an outstanding job, to say the least!

Here they are, all 8 of them for you. ↓ 😀

Alexander Nevsky after the Battle on the Ice in 1242.

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Dmitry Donskoy after the Battle of Kulikovo in 1380.

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Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky after the Time of Troubles in 1612.

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Alexander Suvorov after the Crossing of the Alps in 1799.

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Mikhail Kutuzov after the Battle of Borodino in 1812.

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Lenin making a speech in Red Square. This spot is actually not far from his mausoleum.

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Troops after the Battle of Berlin (1945) in front of the Reichstag.

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Mother Russia standing on Nazi flags/banners. The red writing says “Lenin.”

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At the end is this bust of Lenin under a floral arch and of course, the USSR coat of arms. ↓

 

This is just one of the many places in Moscow where you can spot Lenin.

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Here’s a better, more detailed view.

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What do you think of Komsomolskaya?  
Would you like to see more of
Moscow’s subway stations like this?