Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Moscow Metro)
Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Russian: Пло́щадь Револю́ции) is one of the most famous stations of the Moscow Metro, in the Tverskoy District of central Moscow. The station is named after Revolution Square, under which it is located. It is located on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line.
When the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line was first built, the tracks from Ploshchad Revolyutsii extended westward to Aleksandrovsky Sad rather than Arbatskaya. When the westward extension of the line was completed in 1953, trains were rerouted through the new segment.
The station opened in 1938, its architect was Alexey Dushkin. The station features red and yellow marble arches resting on low pylons faced with black Armenian marble. The spaces between the arches are partially filled by decorative ventilation grilles and ceiling tracery.
The station is also famous for its' socialist realism statues. Each arch is flanked by a pair of bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer depicting the people of the Soviet Union, including soldiers, farmers, athletes, writers, aviators, industrial workers, and schoolchildren. There are a total of 76 sculptures in the station.
From this station, passengers can transfer to Teatralnaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line and Okhotny Ryad on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, but the latter can be reached only through Teatralnaya as there is no direct transfer.
- One of the bronze sculptures — a dog that accompanies a frontier guard — is believed to bring good luck if you rub its nose.
- As of 2018, many of the sculptures have parts that have been rubbed.
- (in Russian)—metro.ru: odfficial Ploshchad Revolyutsii website
- KartaMetro.info — Station location and exits on map of Moscow] — (in English) (in Russian)
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