Riding Moscow's Metro

Riding Moscow's Metro Underground Railway

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To step onto the Moscow metro is to step back in time and immerse yourself in a museum rich in architecture and history. Opened in 1935, it is an extravagant gallery of Communist design, featuring Soviet artworks, statues, chandeliers, stained glass and ceiling mosaics. Built under Stalin, the metro now transports 7 to 9 million people a day, which is more passengers daily than the London and New York metro systems combined and costs 30 Rubles, around $1, for a single ride.

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