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Photo Friday: Ploshchad Revolyutsii Station

My favourite sculpture.

My favourite sculpture.

It’s easy to see why Ploshchad Revolyutsii is one of Moscow’s most famous subway stations, and after the response to last week’s first subway station post highlighting the stunningly gorgeous mosaic art of Komsomolskaya station, I thought that Ploshchad Revolyutsii’s bronze sculptures would be a good continuation in this new series.

Opened on March 13th, 1938, it’s one of Moscow’s older stations. Β Ploshchad Revolyutsii is named after Revolution Square since the square is right above the station. Β When you exit, you’re just a stone’s throw away from entering Red Square. πŸ˜€

The red marble arches (with bits of yellow) actually remind me of Red Square and the Kremlin walls. The arches rest on black Armenian marble, and you won’t be able to miss the pairs of bronze sculptures depicting people of the USSR.

There is a total of 76 sculptures in the whole station! I couldn’t photograph them all and they were very hard to capture with the station’s layout, lighting, and of course, commuters, but I hope you like the best shots for this week’s Photo Friday. πŸ˜€


Polshchad Revolyutsii.

Polshchad Revolyutsii. I love how much of an impact the subtle tracery has.

The sculptures feature people from all walks of life, including parents with children, scholars, soldiers, workers, and athletes. Β You’ll notice that some sculptures have yellow/goldish spots, which are the result of commuters touching those spots as they walk by. Β Apparently, it’s good luck to touch some of them, especially the doggie with the soldier which of course, is my favourite sculpture.















Which sculpture is your favourite?


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22 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Ploshchad Revolyutsii Station

    1. Becky Post author

      Awesome! πŸ˜€ Touching the doggie ought to be (officially) mandatory, but it’s an unwritten rule. It’s good luck.

    1. Becky Post author

      I’m glad you like it! πŸ˜€ I hope you like the other stations that I will be featuring in the future. πŸ˜€

  1. budgettraveltalk

    Another beautiful subway station and not many people in it! I like the dog too and the photos that have the person and train between the arches.

    1. Becky Post author

      The trick is to go station-hopping for photos on the weekend. πŸ˜€ It’s amazing how dead Moscow is on weekends compared to the regular workdays. πŸ˜€

  2. Ruth

    I see that in Moscow you do not need to visit a museum if you do not want to. I am very surprised by the beauty of the subway stations. Thanks for sharing this slice of Russia.

    1. Becky Post author

      I never thought if that, but you’re right. However, if you’re in Moscow, the Armoury at the Kremlin in an absolute must. πŸ˜€

  3. Brooke of Passport Couture

    I can’t believe there are over 70 sculptures, that’s incredible! It’s fascinating to me the effort people put into their public transportation systems and stations. All the work people put into these locations is a work of art and a national treasure.

  4. Natasha

    Loved this post, it’s really interesting to learn the history of these places and where they got their names from. The bronze sculptures are so well detailed! – Tasha

    1. Becky Post author

      I’m so glad! πŸ˜€ I hope you’ll like next week’s Photo Friday featuring another station too. πŸ˜€

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