Russia's historic metro stations captured in awe-inspiring photographs
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The Moscow and St. Petersburg Metro was one of the most extravagant projects undertaken by the USSR, starting in 1935. Stalin directed his architects to bring a "bright future" to life through their designs. The finished stations are lined with polished marble and chandeliers, meant to mimic an artificial underground sun. Of course, Stalin's goal here was pure propaganda -- a reminder to the citizens of Russia that their sacrifices had been rewarded by the regime. Even today, many of the stations...