Moscow: Komsomolskaya Station

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Located at the intersection of three major rail hubs, this cathedral of trains is the gateway to
Russia. If the vast dome,
portico, Corinthian columns, Baroque details, and chandeliers don’t impress, then the mosaics
surely will. The eight ceiling mosaics, designed by legendary artist Pavel Korin, depict
Russia’s heroes and finest victories. (Korin was awarded the Order of Lenin for his work in
1967.)

Don’t Miss: Several of the mosaics have been altered to eliminate
disgraced public figures. Look for the beautiful maiden on the Victory Parade panel where Lazar
Kaganovich (the “wolf” of the Kremlin) once was.

World's Most Beautiful Subway Stations

Moscow: Komsomolskaya Station

Located at the intersection of three major rail hubs, this cathedral of trains is the gateway to
Russia. If the vast dome,
portico, Corinthian columns, Baroque details, and chandeliers don’t impress, then the mosaics
surely will. The eight ceiling mosaics, designed by legendary artist Pavel Korin, depict
Russia’s heroes and finest victories. (Korin was awarded the Order of Lenin for his work in
1967.)

Don’t Miss: Several of the mosaics have been altered to eliminate
disgraced public figures. Look for the beautiful maiden on the Victory Parade panel where Lazar
Kaganovich (the “wolf” of the Kremlin) once was.

Josh Chua [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/joshie_woshie/

World's Most Beautiful Subway Stations

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