Best masters of architecture and visual arts participated in creation of the Moscow metro using people’s art work. The railway system leads an underground life of its own awaking our interest in investigating its vastness and admiring the view.
The Moscow Metro was opened in 1935 and had 13 stations initially. Now it has 182 stations and carries over 7 million passengers per day.
Kievskaya Station was opened in 1953. It was built according to the old Soviet standards, which mean a lot of space, great design and artwork.
The Side Hall is 1 meter narrower than the Principal Hall.
Ukrainian patterns are used for decoration.
A huge wall-painting “Celebration in Kiev” was totally lost in 2010 mainly due to leakage water flow.
The ceiling lamp resembles the one at the VDNH metro station.
The following wall-paintings in clay moulding depict the working people of the Soviet Ukraine.
“Working with children”.
That was Kievskaya metro station in Moscow. Now let’s enjoy the Kiev metro station in Ukraine.
It was built after Moscow and St. Petersburg Metros. The original stations are elaborately decorated, showing the postwar architecture blended with traditional Ukrainian motifs.