Amazing Metro Stations Moscow

The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural  projects, with stations constructed as luxurious “palaces for the  people”. Built under the command of Stalin, the iron-fisted leader  ordered the metro’s artists and architects to design a structure that  embodied svet (radiance or brilliance) and svetloe budushchee (a radiant  future). He directed his architects to design structures which would  encourage citizens to look up, admiring the station’s art, as if they  were looking up to admire the sun and—by extension—him as a god. With  their reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grandiose chandeliers,  many Moscow Metro stations have been likened to an “artificial  underground sun”.



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