Frunzenskaya (Moscow Metro)

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Frunzenskaya
Moscow Metro station
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Coordinates 55°43′36″N 37°34′43″E / 55.7267°N 37.5786°E / 55.7267; 37.5786Coordinates: 55°43′36″N 37°34′43″E / 55.7267°N 37.5786°E / 55.7267; 37.5786
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  1  Sokolnicheskaya Line
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Connections Trolleybus: 28, 31, 31к
Construction
Structure type Deep pylon triple-vault station
Depth 42 metres (138 ft)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Station code 014
History
Opened 1 May 1957
Previous names Khamovnicheskaya, Khamovniki
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward  Troparyovo
Sokolnicheskaya Line
Location
Frunzenskaya is located in Moscow Ring Road
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Frunzenskaya
Frunzenskaya
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Frunzenskaya (Russian: Фру́нзенская) is a Metro station on the Sokolnicheskaya Line in Moscow, Russia. The station was opened on 1 May 1957 as the first stage of the extension of the Frunzenskiy radius. As the radius follows the bend of the Moskva river, the whole segment had to be built very deep (42 metres for Frunzenskaya).

The station is also symbolic as being one of the last in Moscow to be fully built to the stalinist style which dominated the Metro Architecture since the mid-1940s, afterwards the station designs show evidence of more vivid decorations that were meant to be installed yet designs were simplified (examples include the station VDNKh and Alexeyevskaya). Frunzenskaya still stands out and architects Robert Pogrebnoi and Yuriy Zenkivich applied a pylon design with cream marbled vaults and tops of pylons, decorated with metallic shields containing a five-sided star. The bottom of Pylons are a form of a thicker red marble base. Suspended from the ceiling are massive eight-horned chandeliers. The floor is covered with black and red granite on floors and the walls are faced with white ceramic tiles. In the far end of the station, in front of a red-marbled semicircle is a bust to Mikhail Frunze (work of sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich), a famous military commander in the Russian Civil War for whom the station is named. The station's massive vestibule (architects Nadia Bykova, Ivan Taranov, I.G. Cherepanov, I.G.Gokhar-Kharmandaryan, N.I.Demchinskiy and T.A.Ilina) is situated on the Komsomolskiy Avenue and Kholzunov side-street was partially demolished and built into the Moscow's Palace of Youth building in the 1984, presentely receives a daily passenger traffic of 47,410. Also behind the station is a junction for a branch to the Koltsevaya Line used for transfers.

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