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Station Komsomolskaya

Opened: 30.01.1952
Architect: A.Shchusev

One of the most imposing stations of the Moscow Metro is named after the young communists also known as "Komsomoltsy".  The design of the station is supposed to fulfill the expectations of the Metro as being the "Palace for the People" - high ceilings, marble pillars with elaborate capitals at the apex, ceramic stucco work, gilded bas-relief compositions.

Here too, the vaulted ceilings are as spectacular as those in the Belorusskaja Station.  The bas-relief scenes on the walls pay tribute to victories in Russian wars.  In the middle, eight compositions made out of Smalt, tell of the accounts of Russian Generals and their heroic deeds (author - Pavel Kokorin).