11 Soviet Tale About Subway

Soviet Tale About Subway

Posted on February 25, 2011 by team

This children’s film strip was made in 1950 to show the kids how the subway works.


Film strip for the kids of preschool age”


Moscow is the capital of our fatherland.

Buses, trams and trolleybuses run along the wide streets.

And deep underground under Moscow streets and houses the subway trains rush along.

This remarkable underground was built at the suggestion of comrade Stalin.

New and new tracks are being laid by subway builders.

They work day and night deep underground. They cleave the ground hard as stone.

And take this ground out in trolleys.

Drive long corridors – tunnels.

The most beautiful marble stones are used to decorate the subway. These stones are sent from Urals, the Caucasus, Crimea – from all the Soviet Union.

In Moscow streets and squares beautiful buildings were constructed with a big red letter “M” on the top – this is a subway entrance.

Right from the street we enter a marble hall and head to the ticket office.

There is a staircase in front of us. We stepped on the steps and the staircase began to move.

We got down along a magic staircase.

And we found ourselves in an underground hall. Marble columns, wonderful lamps… It seemed a palace from a fairytale.

In the depth of the Marble hall there is a sculpture of comrade Stalin.

Everyone knows: it’s him!

In these days of war and defence

He ordered to build

These long platforms

These slender columns

This marble station…

A train showed itself from the tunnel.

It stopped by the platform. All of a sudden the doors opened by themselves and we got inside.

We sat on soft leather couches.

After the “Ready” command the doors were closed and the train set out.

The lights started to blink. The train goes very fast underground.

On the station “Sverdlov Square” we get off.

Move to another station and get on a train again.

It takes us to the newly-build subway stations.

We go along the bright underground corridor.

And get off at the “Kursk station”. The new station is decorated with marbles and cut glass.

We get off the train in every station to admire new ones. There are pictures on the walls and one can sit on marble benches while waiting.

Every new station is wonderful in its own way.

The magic staircase carried us up.

And we went out to the Crimean square. Now we can get everywhere by subway – work, school, railway station, park.

Our Soviet subway is the most beautiful, the fastest and the best all over the world.

The end.

via ru_metro

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11 Responses to “Soviet Tale About Subway”

  1. OLUT says:

    The Metro sure is lovely. I still think Stalin is a douche, though…

  2. Douglas says:

    Best to teach the children to stay to the right on those escalators, just saying…

  3. YJ says:

    That dirty Georgian who ruined Russia.

    • GsomGsom says:

      Georgia just attacked South Ossetia. But we showed them kuz’kinu mother. The one to blame Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

  4. PHLkid says:

    The game of “Spot the Photo-shop” is ridiculously easy with this set.

  5. asteroid no. 444 says:


  6. apostolos says:

    That was very nice.
    I enjoyed it.
    the same way you are enjoying art deco, playing bioshok or get nostalic playing fall out with the 30s-50s references and styling if you are an american.
    btw i am neiter russian or american.
    I am from greece.
    I know it was part of stalins propaganda but what itsnt today?
    I liked the clothes the people wore its was all the same.
    no envy or vanity ,no so much weigt as we put today to be diferent from others only as an image and basicaly becoming self centered.
    other matters was important
    I realy liked the entrance with the M.

  7. Stef@n says:

    Wow !
    How to see this movie ???
    Do you have a youtube link ?

  8. Ded Pihto says:

    Idiots who paid for it with their and their children’s lives and financial well being

  9. Papa Karlo says:

    This subway was built in exactly same years when several million of Soviet citizens died from state-organized famine. Google photos of dead bodies on the streets of Kiev with people simply walking by on their business.

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