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Baumanskaya Metro Station

Baumanskaya is one of the stations of Moscow metro that was opened during the Second World war. It happened on January 18, 1944.

The building of new metro station with the name "Spartakovskaya" began in 1938 and at the outbreak of the war, the tunnels were finished for 70 %. After the war began the building of the station was suspended till 1943. After the construction works continued the name of the station was changed to "Baumanskaya". The station was last time restored in 2015.

Before 1941 the station was planned to be dedicated to ancient uprising of Spartacus.The planned decorations of the station had sculptures of gladiators and inscriptions about Spartacus and other rebellious slaves. Later the theme of Spartacus was replaced to the theme of feats of Soviet people in their fighting with Germans. Instead of gladiators were erected sculptures of soldiers of Red army and home workers.

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  • Text: Fyodor Telin, Wikipedia
  • Photos: Fyodor Telin