The People’s Palaces

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The stations of Moscow’s subway system have often been called “the people’s palaces”, for their elegant designs and lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Built during Stalin’s rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian people was.

I would spend all my time underground if this was what the London Underground had to offer!

Here you can see panoramic views of all of Moscow’s underground stations.

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~ by Rohini on Tuesday, August 14, 2007.

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