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Moscow Metro station
MosMetro Krasnopresnenskaya asv2018-01.jpg
LocationKrasnaya Presnya Street
Presnensky District
Central Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°45′41″N 37°34′39″E / 55.7613°N 37.5774°E / 55.7613; 37.5774Coordinates: 55°45′41″N 37°34′39″E / 55.7613°N 37.5774°E / 55.7613; 37.5774
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#5 Koltsevaya line Koltsevaya line
ConnectionsBus: 4, 6, 39, 64, 69, 116, 152
Trolleybus: 35, 79, 95
Structure typeDeep pylon tri-span
Depth35.5 metres (116 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code078
Opened14 March 1954; 65 years ago (1954-03-14)
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
anticlockwise / outer
Koltsevaya line
clockwise / inner
toward Planernaya
Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line
Transfer at: Barrikadnaya
toward Kotelniki
Krasnopresnenskaya is located in Central Moscow
Central Moscow metro lines.svg
Location within Central Moscow

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. It was named for the street, Krasnaya Presnya, on which it is situated.[1] Passengers may transfer to Barrikadnaya station on the Tagansko–Krasnopresnenskaya line.

Design and Layout[edit]

Platform of Krasnopresnenskaya

It was designed by Victor 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. As the Presnya area of Moscow was the site of the Moscow Uprising of 1905 during the 1905 Russian Revolution, the station is decorated with artwork commemorating the events of the period.[2][1] 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.[3] 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 on the south side of Krasnaya Presnya street, between Druzhinnikovskaya and Konyushkovskaya streets. A sculpture by A. Zelinsky entitled "Combatant" is located in front.


  1. ^ a b "Станция метро "Краснопресненская"" (in Russian). City of Moscow. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ Richardson, Dan (2009-03-16). The Rough Guide to Moscow. Penguin.
  3. ^ KOL’TSEVAYA (CIRCLE) LINE / Krasnopresnenskaya / Moscow Metro Archived 2011-08-19 at the Wayback Machine

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