Moscow, Russia
Moscow Metro

During the one-upsmanship days of the cold war, one of the items that the Soviets pointed to with pride was the Moscow Metro (subway) system. Under Stalin the Metro was intended to be not only an transportation medium, but one for propaganda as well. Called "Palaces of the People" no expense was to be spared as the system was begun in 1935. Sculptures, mosaics, ornate moldings, bronze, mahongany, granite and marble, are but a few of the design elements and materials used as the Soviets built an impressive mass transit system.

L&B saw a small portion of the Moscow Metro on a trip from their hotel near the Kitai-Gorod Metro station to the Pushkinskaya shopping area.

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