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Moscow Metro Stained Glass Avantgarde



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Moscow Metro Stained Glass Avantgarde

Posted: 18 Sep 2011 09:33 PM PDT

"QUICK SHOT" #2
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Moscow Metro, Shabolovskaya Station, 1962


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A backlit stained-glass panel on the theme of radio and television broadcasting, shown above. Another example of Soviet 1970s official folk art is the panel on the wall of "Belyaevo" metro station, created in 1974 by Bodniek and Rysin:


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From the Stalin times, here's a couple of Moscow Metro Soviet Realism ornaments - this is only to whet your appetite, as we will be publishing full article on this subject:



("Prospect Mira" station, built in 1951)

Now looking into the future: here is an interesting Moscow Metro map from the Year 2100 (looks like there is still a lot of work to be done and a lot of stations to be built; this will keep them busy for the most of the next century - more info):


(image credit: Art Lebedev)

This 2100 map, however, contradicts predictions of zombie apocalypse for Moscow Metro in the year 2033, as described in the popular book and video game "Metro 2033". They might run out of time before they build all these stations...


(images credit: original photo by John Eder, used as cover of "Kick" CD, game graphic via)

This is one of our regular "Quick Shots" - mini posts published in-between the main articles. Check our recent full-length articles below.

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