Metro Art

Moscow, Russia

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A Visit to the Moscow Underground

It's true what the tour books say, that there is some awe-inspiring artwork in the underground Metro train system of Moscow. While it can be found throughout the system, the station near Revolution Square is well-known for its huge collection of statues and other art, much of it with nationalistic themes from the past, as well as many tributes to military soldiers and commanders. Like several statues in Moscow (as can be seen in Prague also), people automatically rub the nose of a sculpted dog or other parts of statues which when rubbed are said to bring good luck. Popular rubbing statues are easy to spot by their bright shiny portions, polished by years, decades, or centuries of respect and rubs.

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