Metro station “Ploschad Revolyutsii” (Площадь Революции) is located in the heart of Moscow, very close to many famous attractions and popular tourist places. The station is also known due to located in the underground hall sculptures.
Metro station “Ploschad Revolyutsii” is a station of Moscow Metro Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line. It is located between stations “Kurskaya” and “Arbatskaya”. The station has a transition to the station “Teatralnaya” of “Zamoskvoretskaya” metro line, from which is possible to go to the station “Ohotniy ryad” of the Moscow Metro “Sokolnicheskaya” line.
The station was opened on 13 March 1938. Entrances to the metro station are located next to the “Ploschad Revolutsii” square (Revolution Square, this explains the choice of the station name). The station was built by the architect AN Dushkin.
Some figures: station depth - 34 meters; the total width of the platform - 22.5 meters; the distance between the tracks - 25.4 meters; boarding Hall arch height - 5.3 meters; platform length - 155 meters.
The station has two ground vestibules. West vestibule is located at the Revolution Square and is shared with the station “Teatralnaya” (vestibule has entrance to the “Ploschad Revolyutsii”, and the “Teatralnaya” stations). East station vestibule is built building, located on the corner of “Bogoyavlenskii Pereulok” and “Nikolskaya” streets.
A distinctive feature of metro station “Ploshchad Revolution” is located in its underground hall bronze sculptures. Total number of sculptures is 76. (18 sculptures are repeated four times, and two - twice.) Sculptures were made in Leningrad, in studio of art castings under the supervision of sculptor M. Manizer.
Installed on the station sculptures depict the Soviet people, as was customary in the USSR (in time of the station construction). The sculptures depict the workers, peasants, soldiers, sailors, students, etc. Sculpture had to be a kind of soviet propaganda instrument. Now they can be considered as a cultural monument of the Soviet Union the mid-20th century.
With some of the sculptures involve some beliefs. For example: in order to be sure to pass an exam, you need to rub the sculpture "Border guard with a dog" dog's nose; if you touch the gun of the “revolutionary sailor” sculpture, the day goes well.
There are some places of interest, located near the metro station “Ploschad Revolyutsii” in Moscow:
- Moscow Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin is the main attraction of the Russian capital, a symbol of Russia. The Kremlin is the historical center of the city.
- Red Square. Red Square is the main square of Russia. Everyone visiting the capital of Russian tourists visit this place. On the square is the most famous tower krmlya - Spasskaya Tower. (Distance from the metro station is about 240 m.)
- St. Basil's Cathedral. The most famous cathedral in Moscow and Russia (St. Basil's Cathedral). One of the most beautiful churches of Moscow. (The distance is about 500 m.)
- Kazan Cathedral. (Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.)
- Bolshoi Theatre. The most famous Russian theater. The theater is known all over the world. (Distance about 370 m.)
- Historical Museum. The biggest historical museum in Russia is located on the Red Square. (The distance is about 250 m.)
- Polytechnic Museum Museum (distance about 650 m.)
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