Izmaylovo (Moscow Central Circle)
Izmaylovo is a station on the Moscow Central Circle of the Moscow Metro that opened in September 2016. The station is named for the Izmaylovo District; the city changed the station name from Izmaylovsky Park. Passengers may make free, out-of-station transfers to Partizanskaya station in the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line via an enclosed walkway over Vernisazhskaya Ulitsa. Mkzd.ru
Kiyevskaya (Koltsevaya line)
Kiyevskaya is a Moscow Metro station in the Dorogomilovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is between Park Kultury and Krasnopresnenskaya stations, it is named after the nearby Kiyevsky Rail Terminal. The design for the station was chosen in an open competition held in Ukraine. Katonin, V. K. Skugarev, G. E. Golubev placed first among 73 others and it became the final design. Kievskaya features low, square pylons faced with white marble and surmounted by large mosaics by A. V. Myzin celebrating Russo-Ukrainian unity. Both the mosaics and the arches between the pylons are edged with elaborate gold-colored trim. At the end of the platform is a portrait of Vladimir Lenin; the entrance to the station, shared with both of the other two Kievskaya stations, is built into the Kiev railway station. With the completion of the segment of track between Belorusskaya and Park Kultury in 1954 the Koltsevaya Line became operational with trains running continuously around the loop for the first time.
One of the station's entrances is topped by a reproduction of an Art Nouveau Paris Metro entrance by Hector Guimard, given by the Régie autonome des transports parisiens in 2006 in exchange for an artwork by Russian artist Ivan Lubennikov installed at Madeleine station in Paris. From this station passengers can transfer to Kiyevskaya on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line and Kiyevskaya on the Filyovskaya Line
Elektrozavodskaya (Moscow Metro)
Elektrozavodskaya is a Moscow Metro station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line. It is one of better-known stations of the system. Built as part of the third stage of the Moscow Metro and opened on 15 May 1944 during World War II, the station is one of the iconic symbols of the system, famous for its architectural decoration, work of architects Vladimir Shchuko and Vladimir Gelfreich, along with participation of his student Igor Rozhin; the station serves the Basmanny district and is located on the Bolshaya Semyonovskaya Street, next to the Yauza River. The railway station Elektrazavodskaya of the Kazan direction is located nearby. In May 2007, the station was closed for a year during which the escalators were replaced, along with the floor panels. Most of the details and finishes including Motovilov's bas-reliefs were refurbished; the station was reopened on 28 November 2008. By 2022, the station will be open to go to the Big Ring Metro Line named Rubtsovskaya. Named after the electric light bulb factory nearby, the preliminary layout included Schuko's idea of making the ceiling covered with six rows of circular incandescent inset lamps.
However the outbreak of World War II halted. Gelfreich and Rozhin finished the design by adding an addition theme to the station the struggle of the home front during the war, highlighted by the 12 marble bas-reliefs on the pylons done by Georgiy Motovilov; the rest of the station's interior features most of the 1930s plans including powder-ballada marble on the rectangular pylons, red salietti marble on the station walls, a dark olive duvalu marble on the socle and a chessboard layout on the main platform floor of granite and labradorite. The station's hexagonal shaped vestibule, features a domed structure on a low drum, on the corner niches of which are six medallions with bas-reliefs of main pioneers in electricity and electrical engineering: William Gilbert, Benjamin Franklin, Mikhail Lomonosov, Michael Faraday, Pavel Yablochkov, Alexander Popov along with their pioneering apparatus; the interior of the vestibule is further punctuated by the same bright red salietti marble. Outside the vestibule in the archway there is a sculpture to the metro-builders by Matvey Manizer.
The station's legacy was that it serves as a bridge between the pre-war Art Deco-influenced Stalinist architecture as seen on the second stage stations and their post-war counterparts on the Koltsevaya Line. Both Gelfreich and Rozhin were awarded the Stalin Prize in 1946 for their work
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities. Moscow is the major political, economic and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city on the European continent. By broader definitions, Moscow is among the world's largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 14th largest urban area, the 11th largest by population within city limits worldwide. According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has been ranked as the ninth most expensive city in the world by Mercer and has one of the world's largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. Moscow is the coldest megacity on Earth.
It is home to the Ostankino Tower, the tallest free standing structure in Europe. By its territorial expansion on July 1, 2012 southwest into the Moscow Oblast, the area of the capital more than doubled, going from 1,091 to 2,511 square kilometers, resulting in Moscow becoming the largest city on the European continent by area. Moscow is situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia, making it Europe's most populated inland city; the city is well known for its architecture its historic buildings such as Saint Basil's Cathedral with its colorful architectural style. With over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals and major cities in Europe and the world, having the largest forest in an urban area within its borders—more than any other major city—even before its expansion in 2012; the city has served as the capital of a progression of states, from the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow and the subsequent Tsardom of Russia to the Russian Empire to the Soviet Union and the contemporary Russian Federation.
Moscow is a seat of power of the Government of Russia, being the site of the Moscow Kremlin, a medieval city-fortress, today the residence for work of the President of Russia. The Moscow Kremlin and Red Square are one of several World Heritage Sites in the city. Both chambers of the Russian parliament sit in the city. Moscow is considered the center of Russian culture, having served as the home of Russian artists and sports figures and because of the presence of museums and political institutions and theatres; the city is served by a transit network, which includes four international airports, nine railway terminals, numerous trams, a monorail system and one of the deepest underground rapid transit systems in the world, the Moscow Metro, the fourth-largest in the world and largest outside Asia in terms of passenger numbers, the busiest in Europe. It is recognized as one of the city's landmarks due to the rich architecture of its 200 stations. Moscow has acquired a number of epithets, most referring to its size and preeminent status within the nation: The Third Rome, the Whitestone One, the First Throne, the Forty Soroks.
Moscow is one of the twelve Hero Cities. The demonym for a Moscow resident is "москвич" for male or "москвичка" for female, rendered in English as Muscovite; the name "Moscow" is abbreviated "MSK". The name of the city is thought to be derived from the name of the Moskva River. There have been proposed several theories of the origin of the name of the river. Finno-Ugric Merya and Muroma people, who were among the several Early Eastern Slavic tribes which inhabited the area, called the river Mustajoki, it has been suggested. The most linguistically well grounded and accepted is from the Proto-Balto-Slavic root *mŭzg-/muzg- from the Proto-Indo-European *meu- "wet", so the name Moskva might signify a river at a wetland or a marsh, its cognates include Russian: музга, muzga "pool, puddle", Lithuanian: mazgoti and Latvian: mazgāt "to wash", Sanskrit: májjati "to drown", Latin: mergō "to dip, immerse". In many Slavic countries Moskov is a surname, most common in Bulgaria, Russia and North Macedonia. There exist as well similar place names in Poland like Mozgawa.
The original Old Russian form of the name is reconstructed as *Москы, *Mosky, hence it was one of a few Slavic ū-stem nouns. As with other nouns of that declension, it had been undergoing a morphological transformation at the early stage of the development of the language, as a result the first written mentions in the 12th century were Московь, Moskovĭ, Москви, Moskvi, Москвe/Москвѣ, Moskve/Moskvě. From the latter forms came the modern Russian name Москва, a result of morphological generalisation with the numerous Slavic ā-stem nouns. However, the form Moskovĭ has left some traces in many other languages, such as English: Moscow, German: Moskau, French: Moscou, Georgian: მოსკოვი, Latvian: Maskava, Ottoman Turkish: Moskov, Tatar: Мәскәү, Mäskäw, Kazakh: Мәскеу, Mäskew, Chuvash: Мускав, etc. In a similar manner the Latin name Moscovia has been formed it became a collo
Baumanskaya (Moscow Metro)
Baumanskaya is a station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, named after the revolutionary Nikolai Bauman. It was designed by Boris Iofan and Yury Zenkevich and opened in 1944; the Art Deco design features white marble pylons with rounded corners, fluted piers faced with red ceramic tile, decorative ventilation grilles. In the bays between each set of piers are bronze sculptures by V. A. Andreev depicting Russian soldiers and workers of the home front during World War II. At the end of the platform is a mosaic portrait of Vladimir Lenin; this station is busy, as one of the biggest Moscow institutes is located not far away. The station was closed in 2015 for repairs and escalator shaft replacement. Baumanskaya is the second busiest station in Moscow Metro; the facts: There are at least 3 major universities near the station: Bauman Moscow State Technical University main and secondary buildings Moscow State University of Civil Engineering and Moscow State Academy of Law. Specific configuration of central hall like garmon before the escalator, where some passengers try to short jump queue.
Most passengers prefer Baumanskaya to other station if they would get to the area, at half-way between Baumanskaya and another station if causes additional transfer or best accessible by ground transport. The escalators here were the oldest working in the entire world, their replacement began in January 2015 and was competed in December 2015. A cryptic inscription is on the wall of station, it is situated near the first car stop towards the Shchyolkovskaya station just under the last ventilation lattice. The inscription is carved in marble on about 120 centimetres above the floor, is about 8 centimetres in length and 1.5 centimetres in height. It consists of two dates, divided by hyphen: 19 14/XI 46 - 19 15/XII 54 These dates translate to 14 November 1946 - 15 December 1954; the way of writing is similar to the way dates are written on gravestones. The origin of that artifact is unknown. Metro.ru mymetro.ru KartaMetro.info — Station location and exits on Moscow map
Myakinino (Moscow Metro)
Myakinino is a Moscow Metro station. It is a surface-level station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, between Volokolamskaya and Strogino stations; the station opened on 26 December 2009. It is in Krasnogorsk, Moscow Oblast near the Moscow Oblast administrative headquarters and the Crocus City Mall and is the first station to be built outside the city of Moscow, it is the first station in Moscow to be constructed under a public-private partnership. Financing to build the station came from Aras Agalarov’s Crocus Group, the developer of the nearby Crocus City Mall, Crocus Expo trade center, the Crocus City Hall entertainment center. Agalarov sought to connect his complex to Moscow via the metro and invested 600 million rubles to construct the station; the agreement between Crocus and the city gave ownership of the station lobbies and entryways to Crocus, while the Metro controlled everything below the escalators. This situation led to a dispute between the parties on how to pay for maintenance and required security upgrades.
In 2016, Metro notified the public that it would close the station as a result of the lack of security. Agalarov stated that he would be willing to hand ownership of the station to the Metro to allow it to make the required upgrades and prevent closure of the station. Crocus is negotiating a deal with the city that would place control of the station under a lease with an unlimited term; the initial plan for the Strogino–Mitino extension did not include Myakinino. It was included in the plan after the start of construction and the decision to unite the Krylatskoye-Mitino section with the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line. At first, plans called for Myakinino to be a shallow single-span station with an island platform near the Moscow Oblast Administrative Complex; as part of the partnership with Crocus Group, the station was relocated to the parking garage of Crocus City Mall. With construction of the mall underway, the logistics required the plan to change from an island platform to two side platforms.
The construction of the tunnel from Strogino station to Myakinino started in summer 2008. The station was named after the former village of Myakinino, inside the administrative territory of Moscow City, inside Kuntsevo District, Western Administrative Okrug; the name was approved by the government of Moscow based on the recommendation of the city's commission on territorial units and Metro stations
Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo
Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo is a Moscow Metro station in the Severnoye Butovo District, South-Western Administrative Okrug, Russia. It is the southern terminus of the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya line. Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo, which opened in December 2002, is the newest station of the line, it was named for the street which, in turn, is named for Dmitry Donskoy. It is the first station of the system built outside the MKAD beltway encircling most of the city; the station offers transfers to Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya station of the Butovskaya line leading further south. There are two vestibules for station access; the second floor of the station is flanked with white marble. It features thick black columns with light grey ceiling tiles. A strip of green marble encases the outside of the second-level balconies, as viewed from the lower level of the station. Black and red granite adorn the floors. There are stairs connecting the platform and the upper level of the station