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Title: Moscow metro celebrates 75th anniversary
Post by: inkelyad on May 15, 2010, 05:41:55 PM
Good accasion to point to official photographer livejournal page (http://russos.livejournal.com/)(Metro tag) (http://russos.livejournal.com/tag/%D0%BC%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE). Ejoy
Title: Re: Moscow metro celebrates 75th anniversary
Post by: vilvoh on May 15, 2010, 06:38:31 PM
Moscow metro stations are absolutely beautiful! they're true works of art. Several curious data about it:

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On all lines, travellers can determine the direction of the train by the gender of the announcer: on the ring line, a male voice indicates clockwise travel, and a female voice counter-clockwise. On the radial lines, travellers heading toward the centre of Moscow will hear male-voiced announcements, and travellers heading away will hear female-voiced announcements.

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During the Siege of Moscow, in the autumn and winter of 1941, metro stations were used as air-raid shelters and the Council of Ministers moved its offices to the platforms of Mayakovskaya, where Stalin made public speeches on several occasions. Chistiye Prudy station was also walled off and the headquarters of the Air Defence installed there.

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Deepest station   Park Pobedy (84 metres)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Metro

I recommend two great books about Moscow metro: Metro 2033 and Metro 2034. Both are sci-fi novels but they reflect very well the atmosphere of the underground system.
Title: Re: Moscow metro celebrates 75th anniversary
Post by: inkelyad on May 15, 2010, 07:50:52 PM
As official photographer russos (see first post) has access to off-limits part of Metro.

Construction sites 1 (http://russos.livejournal.com/209355.html), 2 (http://russos.livejournal.com/239474.html), 3 (http://russos.livejournal.com/271348.html), 4 (http://russos.livejournal.com/342529.html), 5 (http://russos.livejournal.com/263715.html), 6 (http://russos.livejournal.com/676550.html).
Depot (http://russos.livejournal.com/432129.html), "carwash" (http://russos.livejournal.com/671280.html).
Ghost station. (http://russos.livejournal.com/680513.html)
Tunnels 1 (http://russos.livejournal.com/627274.html), 2 (http://russos.livejournal.com/646595.html), 3 (http://russos.livejournal.com/670349.html), 4 (http://russos.livejournal.com/683804.html).

Title: Re: Moscow metro celebrates 75th anniversary
Post by: idan44 on May 16, 2010, 11:38:23 AM
Wow this is an art of work!

Too bad that the local "Metros" or however you call it are not ready in Israel...

I wonder why my teacher ( Russian. ) did not say anything about it...
Title: Re: Moscow metro celebrates 75th anniversary
Post by: vilvoh on May 16, 2010, 04:52:22 PM
Maybe your teacher is not from Moscow, idan44.. :::)
Title: Re: Moscow metro celebrates 75th anniversary
Post by: VS on May 16, 2010, 07:12:02 PM
Or he's not a transportation fan like we here are ;D

EDIT: oops, forgot one word there...
Title: Re: Moscow metro celebrates 75th anniversary
Post by: idan44 on May 16, 2010, 08:13:18 PM
She is a russian teacher not a teacher for russian. :S She is like 1.5 millions of russians in Israel... And she is not from a crazy place in ciberia...
Title: Re: Moscow metro celebrates 75th anniversary
Post by: inkelyad on May 20, 2010, 08:10:13 AM
How to build "retro"-train for Metro anniversary:
http://russos.livejournal.com/699213.html (http://russos.livejournal.com/699213.html)