Exploring Moscow metro stations during the World Cup
As one of the oldest metro stations in Moscow, Mayakovskaya opened in 1938 and won the Grand Prix at the 1939 New York World's Fair. As an elegant and prominent station, Mayakovskaya is widely regarded as the jewel in the Moscow Metro's crown. The station is decorated with marble walls, stainless steel pillars and lamps hidden behind oval niches, along with 34 brilliant mosaics on the ceiling created by Alexander Deineka.
The Moscow metro system works throughout the day in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Thanks to the major repairs from the previous years have been done in the ground, replacing rails to improve the operation of the power system. Guests will be much more convenient during their stay in the city with fast and safe transportation.
As one of the best metro stations, Komsomolskaya is like a big ballroom. This masterpiece was designed in neo-classical style, opened in 1952. Inside the station was decorated with chandeliers on curved domes, reliefs with gilded paintings and mosaics, lively artwork on the ceiling and walls.
With the number of visitors to Moscow rising dramatically during the World Cup, Komsomolskaya will remain one of the busiest stations in the Russian capital by attracting its majestic beauty and its central location.
Ploshchad Revolyutsii Station:
This is one of the most famous stations and is the best stopover to visit Red Square (symbol of Russia). The most impressive of Ploshchad Revolyutsii station is the magnificent bronze sculptures. The statue depicts the classes of Soviet people with a total of 76 works. Of them, some sculptures are said to bring good luck.
This is also a well-known station in the Moscow metro system, named after the nearby electric light bulb plant. Elektrozavodskaya opened in World War II in 1944 and there is a relief on the wall that records the war. The modern lighting of the terminal is played by 318 round incandescent lights divided into six rows covered in ceilings.
The fare for a subway ride in Moscow is 55 rupees. There are also tickets for 20, 40 and 60 trips. You can buy 20 tickets and share with others without having a separate ticket.
One of the 10 best subways in the world, Kiyevskaya opened in 1954 and is located on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line. The construction of Kiyevskaya was supervised by Nikita Kruschev, a Ukrainian. The station is famous for its luxurious decor, chandeliers, artwork, murals and mosaics depicting life in Ukraine and the soldiers during the October Revolution and civil war.
When you enter Kiyevskaya Station, you can buy tickets at the ticket machines or ticket booths. Automatic ticket machines are not difficult to use, there are 2 languages in Russian and English. Although the use of the machine is not difficult, the ticket stalls are more comfortable. Cashiers will speak English and explain the different types of tickets, prices, how they are paid, and what they can offer to tourists.
Opened in 1957, Sportivnaya is a station of the Sokonicheskaya line. The station is 42 m deep with two floors of the three-storey lobby is the Moscow Metro Museum. Unlike splendid stations with elaborate designs, Sportivnaya is simply decorated with large blocks.
Sportivnaya is located very close, just 200 meters from the Luzhniki Stadium - where the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup takes place. Therefore, Sportivnaya is also updated with navigation systems, maps and navigation signs in English to help travellers easily travel to Moscow.
The gorgeous Novoslobodskaya Station is the place to charm you by 32 bright, beautiful glasses. Architect Alexey Dushkin has long wanted to use stained glass as the main design of a subway station. And the rest of the station design around the glass, creating a unique impression for this subway station.
Completed in 1953 when Joseph Stalin died, Arbatskaya Station was intended as a bomb shelter. At a depth of 41 m below ground, this station represents a baroque design. The ceiling is decorated with ceramic bouquets, ornate brass chandeliers. Additionally, the station also meets the standards of a bomb shelter.
By: Stephan Swift