VIDEO – Russia – Moscow – Metro

Last modified 11.12.2022 | Published 24.05.2011North and Central Europe, Russia, Videos

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This is a video from the Moscow metro. It is one of the world’s most famous, and must certainly be the one with the most beautiful stations.

Here is a moderated excerpt from Wikipedia. Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union.

As of 2021, the Moscow Metro, excluding the Moscow Central Circle, the Moscow Central Diameters and the Moscow Monorail, has 250 stations (287 with Moscow Central Circle). Its route length is 435.7 km, making it the fifth-longest in the world and the longest outside China. The system is mostly underground. The deepest section 74 metres underground is at the Park Pobedy station, one of the world’s deepest underground stations. It is the busiest metro system in Europe, and is considered a tourist attraction in itself.

Audio: Alexander Borodin – String Quartet No.2 “Notturno”

First, watch this video from the Moscow Metro, then go on to read about the context of the visit.

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