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The Kropotkinskaya Station

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History of One of the Most Beautiful Moscow Metro Stations

Europe’s Leading Travel Destination and Europe’s Leading Heritage Destination —these are the awards that Moscow won at World Travel Awards 2020. Today we continue to discover Moscow Metro by telling you about one of its most beautiful stations — Kropotkinskaya, which is declared as a heritage site of the city.

It was opened on May 15, 1935 but till 1957 it was known as Dvorets Sovetov (the Palace of Soviets) station. The architects designed the station to be an underground lobby for an ambitious project — the Palace of Soviets, which was about to be built at the place of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior during the 1930s.

A unique architectural look of the station impresses any visitor that comes to this place. Kropotkinskaya station is decorated with features and styles of ancient Egypt. Where do they come from? Check out the video to learn, who decided to bring lotus flowers patterns to the columns of the station.

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