Ploshchad Revolyutsii


Ploshchad Revolyutsii

Ploshchad Revolyutsii ( _ru. Площадь Революции, meaning "Revolution Square") is one of the most famous stations of the Moscow Metro. It is located on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line and opened in 1938. The architect was Alexey Dushkin. The station features red and yellow marble arches resting on low pylons faced with black Armenian marble. The spaces between the arches are partially filled by decorative ventilation grilles and ceiling tracery. Each arch is flanked by a pair of bronze sculptures by M.G. Manizer depicting the people of the Soviet Union, including soldiers, farmers, athletes, writers, aviators, industrial workers, and schoolchildren. There are a total of 72 sculptures in the station.

When the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line was first built, the tracks from Ploshchad Revolyutsii extended westward to Alexandrovsky Sad rather than Arbatskaya. When the westward extension of the line was completed in 1953, trains were rerouted through the new segment.

Transfers

From this station passengers can transfer to Teatralnaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line and Okhotniy Ryad on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, though the latter can only be reached through Teatralnaya as there is no direct transfer.

Trivia

* One of the bronze sculptures - frontier guard with a dog - has become cult for all Moscow students. It is believed that if you rub dog's nose you will have good luck in high school examinations. [http://mnweekly.ru/local/20080327/55319816.html]

References

External links

* [http://www.metro.ru/stations/arbatsko-pokrovskaya/ploshad_revolutsii/ metro.ru]
* [http://www.mymetro.ru/cgi-bin/list.pl?lng=ru&a=1&b=3&c=09 mymetro.ru]
* [http://www.kartametro.info/?hl=EN&ms=PloshchadRevolyutsii&z=17&t=k KartaMetro.info] — Station location and exits on Moscow map (English/Russian)


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