Moscow Metro Images 8 images Created 17 May 2009
The Moscow Metro spans almost the entire Russian capital and is the world's second most heavily used rapid transit system. Opened in 1935, it is well known for the ornate design of many of its stations, which contain outstanding examples of socialist-realist art. It is famous worldwide for some of its ornately decorated stations, some with frescos and chandeliers. It was also used during WWII as a bomb shelter.