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Moscow Metro – the seven stations you shouldn’t miss

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Moscow Metro – the seven stations you shouldn’t miss Reply with quote

From TW&my trip of 2013

Moscow Metro – the seven stations you shouldn’t miss

“The circular line is brown because Stalin kept his cup on the map and the coffee cup left a circular mark. The architect wasn’t sure if he should risk his life by asking if that is a metro line or not. They made a circular line and denoted it with coffee brown color” Our guide Airat from Moscow Free Tours organization was informing with great zeal, about a city he migrated to after growing up in Kazan and has seen the change from last days of Soviet Union to modern day Russia.

There are no points for guessing that Moscow metro was the first metro system in Soviet Union, being inaugurated in 1935 and a lot of stations from the era are influenced by Stalinist architecture and some of the underground stations at Moscow are so unique that they officially form a part of national heritage.

As we moved from one station to another amidst the evening Moscow crowd, we couldn’t stop noticing Sparkling chandeliers, impressive statues, imposing marble architecture and large metal gates to help seal the metro station in an event of a nuclear attack.

My favorite was the Mayakovskaya station, named after Vladimir Mayakovsky – a soviet poet, playwright, artist and actor. It is globally famous for its 34 ceiling mosaics depicting “24 hours in the land of the soviets”. After opening in 1938, this station located at the depth of 33mtrs has been used as an air raid shelter and anti-aircraft battery command post. On the anniversary of the October Revolution, on 7 November 1941, Joseph Stalin addressed a mass assembly of party leaders and ordinary Muscovites in the central hall of the station. During World War II, Stalin took residence in this place. The ceiling mosaic, apart from depicting the 24 hours in the land of the soviets, was also used to make people feel like they are looking at the open sky and how the sky would be with mosaics depicting aircraft, kremlin, parachutes, children, aircraft in the sky, amongst others.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from the same source, I found this link even better

https://kuchkhatekya.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/afghani-naan-chicken-qorma-in-new-delhi/

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each link is a piece of art. The Joshis are excellent writers!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aseem wrote:
from the same source, I found this link even better

https://kuchkhatekya.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/afghani-naan-chicken-qorma-in-new-delhi/

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Thanks Smile I recommend visiting the restaurants serving Afghani food !
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