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Map of the Moscow subway system. Rechnoy Vokzal is at the top left, indicated by the illustration of a ship.
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Metro entrance nearby.
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The Metro was named for Lenin. This is the entrance at the Revolutionary and Theatre Squares station.
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This bust of Lenin is immediately inside the main entrance to the Revolutionary Square station.
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It's a good thing your grandfather can read Russian, because there were no signs in English at the Metro stations. This one points out the blue line is the Arbat-Pokrovsk Line and the rider is at the Revolution Square station. All the stations along the line are listed.
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The Metro is like a museum. Stalin wanted it to portray a "brilliant future" when completed. The Revolutionary Square station is decorated with larger-than-life bronze statues.
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The statues represent people from all walks of Russian life.
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Revolutionary fighter.
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Revolutionary fighter.
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Jack-hammer operator.
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Athlete.
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Probably a swimmer.
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Chandeliers adorn the Arbat Station.
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Arbat Station.
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Arbat Station sculpture dedicated to the Red Army for victory in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).
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The hammner and sickle still adorn the ceiling.
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Commemoration of the end of the war.
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"Victory."
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Commemoration of the War of 1812 when the Russians drove out Napoleon.
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This part of the facade at the Arbatskaya Station commemorates the 1917 October Revolution.
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This part of the facade at the Arbatskaya Station commemorates the victory or Naziism in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).
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Crowded, very steep and deep escalators.
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Very, very steep!
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Novoslobodskaya Station, on the way to the Armed Forces Museum.
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