The metro in Moscow is famous as the "the people's palaces"...and this has a reason. If London metro is the oldest, then one can claim that the Московский метрополитен is the most beautiful one!
One feels like in a castle, overwhelmed by the elegant designs and lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers.Built during Stalin's rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian people was. It was inaugurated on 15th May 1935, boasting just 13 stations. Today the Metro system has grown into an enormous network of 11 lines and over 160 stations, with new stations opening every year.