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

People ride the Shakespeare branded train at Park Pobedy metro station in Moscow, Russia, April 13, 2017. In 2016 the British Council together with the Moscow Metro launched the "Shakespeare train" to mark the 400th anniversary of ShakespeareÕs death. GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS

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