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Moscow Metro station
Metro MSK Line5 Novoslobodskaya.jpg
General information
LocationNovoslobodskaya Street
Tverskoy District
Central Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°46′48″N 37°36′10″E / 55.7799°N 37.6028°E / 55.7799; 37.6028Coordinates: 55°46′48″N 37°36′10″E / 55.7799°N 37.6028°E / 55.7799; 37.6028
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#5 Koltsevaya line Koltsevaya line
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsTrolleybus: 3, 15, 47, 69
Tram: 19
Structure typeDeep pylon tri-vault
Depth40 metres (130 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code068
Opened30 January 1952; 70 years ago (1952-01-30)
Preceding station Логотип метро в системе бренда московского транспорта.svg Moscow Metro Following station
anticlockwise / outer
Koltsevaya line Suvorovskaya
clockwise / inner
towards Altufyevo
Serpukhovsko–Timiryazevskaya line
transfer at Mendeleyevskaya
Tsvetnoy Bulvar
Novoslobodskaya is located in Central Moscow
Central Moscow metro lines.svg
Location within Central Moscow

Novoslobodskaya (Russian: Новослобо́дская) is a Moscow Metro station in the Tverskoy District of the Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Koltsevaya Line, between Belorusskaya and Prospekt Mira stations. Novoslobodskaya was opened on 30 January 1952. From 21 November 2020 to 4 March 2022, the entrance of the station is closed for reconstruction.

Architecture and art[edit]

Vestibule of Novoslobodskaya

Alexey Dushkin, the station's architect, has long wished to utilise stained glass in decoration of a metro station, and the first drawings date to pre–World War II times. In 1948, with the aid of a young architect Alexander Strelkov, Dushkin came across the renowned artist Pavel Korin, who agreed to compose the artworks for the panels. The rest of the station was designed around the glass panels. Dushkin, taking the standard pylon layout designed the overall impression to resemble that of underground crypt.

It is best known for its 32 stained glass panels, which are the work of Latvian artists E. Veylandan, E. Krests, and M. Ryskin. Each panel, surrounded by an elaborate brass border, is set into one of the station's pylons and illuminated from within. Both the pylons and the pointed arches between them are faced with pinkish Ural marble and edged with brass molding. At the end of the platform is a mosaic by Pavel Korin entitled "Peace Throughout the World." The stained glass panels, the mosaic, the brass trim, and the elegant conical chandeliers were all carefully cleaned and restored in 2003.

The vestibule is an imposing structure with a grand portico, located on the northeast corner of Novoslobodskaya and Seleznevskaya streets.


From this station it is possible to transfer to Mendeleyevskaya station on the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line.



External links[edit]

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