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Jun 1, 2017

Moscow’s metro is one of the busiest and most visually stunning underground systems in the world. Created as a showcase for the Soviet Union, its elaborate, spacious stations are adorned with mosaics, marble statues and stained glass that tell the story of the communist state.

Going underground: riding the Moscow metro
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A station manager controls trains coming and leaving the platform as she sits in a booth at Zhulebino metro station in Moscow, Russia, April 18, 2017. GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS

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