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Metro System
Metro System: What you have heard is true. Moscow’s Metro rivals any other with its beauty, extensiveness, and sheer number of people. There are mosaics (Arbatskaya), gorgeous paintings (Kievskaya), tributes to every branch of the armed services (Paveletskaya), statues (Ploshad’ Revolutsii), chandeliers (Biblioteka im. Lenina), light fixtures that look like molecular structures (Mendeleevskaya), curious marble and shadow designs (Park Pobedi), and more in almost every station. If you come to Moscow, ride the metro. Get out and check out the different stops. It is worth seeing and fairly simple to navigate. If you understand D.C.’s metro, this is very similar. If you’ve got the NYC subway down, navigating the Moscow Metro will be a piece of cake. And if you’ve never been in a subway system, don’t worry: there are signs, arrows on the ground pointing the way, and the maps have little transliterations into English letters to help. There’s free wifi on the trains too, if you need more incentive to skip the taxis and check out the Metro.
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