Tour Description: If you are a first-time visitor to Moscow, you might be surprised by a suggestion that you take a tour of the Moscow subway. What could be so interesting about rails, trains and escalators, you ask? The Moscow subway is not only a mode of transportation. It is a monument to the totalitarian epoch, filled with shining examples of Soviet art and style. During a short ride, you will visit seven stations, each with distinct individual look and atmosphere. You will see various pieces of décor including bronze sculpture, Florentine mosaics, frescoed ceilings, chandeliers, art nouveau benches, stained glass and ceramics reflecting the tastes, cultural perceptions and stereotypes of the Soviet Union. Stations on This Tour: 1) Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Revolution Square is the most famous stations of the Moscow Metro featuring 72 bonze sculptures depicting the people of the Soviet Union, including soldiers, farmers, athletes, writers, aviators, industrial workers, and schoolchildren.), 2) Arbatskaya (lit by bronze chandeliers and decorated with floral reliefs), 3) Borovitskaya (Sleek walls faced with white and brown marble and red bricks), 4) Chekhovskaya (Walls adorned with mosaic panels with the scenes from Chekhov's stories), 5) Komsomolskaya Circular (One of the most luxurious stations, the station's ceiling is adorned with mosaic panels depicting the country's great military leaders.), 6) Komsomolskaya Radial (Avant garde 2-level station with 136 pink and yellow marble columns), 7) Novoslobodskaya Station (The brightest and most ornate station on the Moscow underground and features beautiful stained-glass windows crafted in Riga.).
Tour Length: 26 minutes recorded time, approximately 1 1/2 hours to tour seven stops