Smolenskaya (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line)

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Smolenskaya
Смоленская
Moscow Metro station
Metro MSK Line3 Smolenskaya.jpg
Coordinates 55°44′51″N 37°34′56″E / 55.7474°N 37.5823°E / 55.7474; 37.5823Coordinates: 55°44′51″N 37°34′56″E / 55.7474°N 37.5823°E / 55.7474; 37.5823
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  3  Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Pylon station
Depth 50 metres (160 ft)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 043
History
Opened 5 April 1953; 64 years ago (1953-04-05)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Location
Smolenskaya is located in Central Moscow
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Smolenskaya
Smolenskaya
Location within Central Moscow

Smolenskaya (Russian: Смоленская) is a station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. It was built in 1953 to replace an older station of the same name, though that one was later reopened as part of the Filyovskaya Line. The two stations are not connected.

Smolenskaya has square, white marble columns with fluted corners, decorative cornices, and ventilation grilles concealed behind ornamental sconces. At the end of the platform is a bas-relief by G.I. Motovilov entitled "The Defenders of Russia," which depicts soldiers of the Red Army in battle. The architects of the station were Igor Rozhin and G. P. Yakovlev. At 50 m below the surface, Smolenskaya was the deepest station on the line until Park Pobedy opened in 2003.

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