Sep 5, 2015

Krasnopresnenskaya metro station | Russia

This beautiful postcard was sent by Anastasia from Moscow via postcrossing [RU-3960707]. It shows Krasnopresnenskaya metro station in Circle Line, which opened on March 14, 1954. Anastasia writes: "Hello from Moscow! The Moscow Metro ranks with the world's largest subways and enjoys worldwide renown thanks to its 'underground palaces' - stations decorated like luxurious palatial halls!"

Krasnopresnenskaya (Russian: Краснопре́сненская) is a Moscow Metro station in the Presnensky District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Koltsevaya Line, between Kiyevskaya and Belorusskaya stations. Krasnopresnenskaya was designed by V. Yegerev, M. Konstantinov, Felix Novikov, and I. Pokrovsky and opened on 14 March 1954. The station has red granite pylons with white marble cornices and 14 bas-reliefs by N. Shcherbakov, Yu. Pommer, Yu. Ushakov, V. Fedorov, and G. Kolesnikov. Eight of the bas-reliefs depict the events of the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the other six show scenes from the Russian Revolution of 1917. Statues of Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin originally stood at the end of the platform, though these had been removed by the early 1960s. Later, the passage to Barrikadnaya was built in the same location.

The station's round vestibule is located on the south side of Krasnaya Presnya street, between Druzhinnikovskaya and Konyushkovskaya streets. A sculpture by A. Zelinsky entitled "Combatant" is located in front. [wikipedia]

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