I was lucky enough to visit Russia for ten days in 2003, and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Standing in Red Square, walking around Saint Petersburg, it was truly incredible.
One thing I noticed was how elaborate and beautiful some of the subway stations were in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The Soviets built incredible subway and train stations (some of them very far below ground). During the peak years in the Soviet Union, only 30 out of 1,000 citizens owned cars, so it was imperative to have a top-notch subway public transit system.
Even the more modern stations are pretty breathtaking. It’s a matter of priorities.
Here are some of the best.
1. Chernaya Rechka (Black River), Saint Petersburg.
2. Look at the detail.
3. Narvskaya Station, Saint Petersburg.
4. Avtovo Station, Saint Petersburg.
5. A newer station in Moscow.
6. Elektrozavodskaya Station, Moscow.
7. Taganskaya Station, Moscow.
8. Avtovo Station, Saint Petersburg.
9. Cold and lonely walkway.
10. A grand station in Moscow.
11. A station in Yekaterinburg.
12. Nizhny Novgorod. Futuristic.
13. Art in Saint Petersburg.
14. Mayakovskaya Station, Moscow.
15. They are beautiful, indeed.
Have you been to Russia and visited some of the train stations?
Share your favorite with us in the comments!