Moscow Metro - Kiyevskaya Station
The beautiful Moscow metro - Kiyevskaya station. Above the pillars are decorated with mosaic-stucco panels of glazes and precious stones on the unity of Russia and Ukraine. The entire west end of the station is scenes from Ukranian life; people of Kiev - women and children in national costumes, dancing, harvesting, etc.
Built during the Communist regime under Stalin, the artistic composition of the Moscow Metro incorporated Stalin's underground communist paradise that embodied the Communist Party’s political and cultural propaganda.
During the Siege of Moscow in the fall and winter of 1941, Metro stations were used as air-raid shelters.
Today, the famous well-kept and well-designed Moscow subway system (metro) is not only a very efficient way to move between various places ; it could well be called an enormous museum where each station is like a different hall. Every day it carries 8 million passengers - several times more than the subways of New York, London and Paris. At rush hour in the Moscow subway are about 50 pairs of trains per minute.
The Moscow Metro is still a state-owned & run enterprise