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Moscow Metro

The is a rapid transit system serving Moscow and the neighbouring town of Krasnogorsk. Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. As of 2011, the Moscow Metro has 185 stations and its route length is 305.7 kilometres (190.0 mi). The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 84 metres (276 ft) at the Park Pobedy station. The Moscow Metro is the world's second most heavily used rapid transit system after Tokyo's twin subway.
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13 Jun 2012 09:17:00
Supporters and opponents of Russian opposition activist and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny clash during unsanctioned protest in Manezhnaya Square in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, December 30, 2014. The unsanctioned protest came hours after Alexei Navalny was found guilty of fraud and given a suspended sentence. Navalny, who has been under house arrest since February. (Photo by Ivan Sekretarev/AP Photo)

Supporters and opponents of Russian opposition activist and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny clash during unsanctioned protest in Manezhnaya Square in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, December 30, 2014. The unsanctioned protest came hours after Alexei Navalny was found guilty of fraud and given a suspended sentence. Navalny, who has been under house arrest since February, is accused of breaking the terms of his house arrest to attend the rally and was detained by police as he approached the site of the protest. (Photo by Ivan Sekretarev/AP Photo)
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31 Dec 2014 14:38:00
A traditional Russian nesting doll painted with the likeness of President of Donald Trump and his family is displayed for sale at a Moscow store on March 5, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. Relations between the United States and Russia are at their lowest point in years as evidence mounts about the complex relationship between President Donald Trump's administration and the Russian government. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A traditional Russian nesting doll painted with the likeness of President of Donald Trump and his family is displayed for sale at a Moscow store on March 5, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. Relations between the United States and Russia are at their lowest point in years as evidence mounts about the complex relationship between President Donald Trump's administration and the Russian government. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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13 Mar 2017 00:00:00
At the Krasnopresnenskaya station, the benches come from the Cathedral of Christ-Sauveur, which was built from 1839 to 1883 in memory of the victory of Russia against the army of Napoleon I. The cathedral was destroyed under Stalin in 1931, but the benches remained intact. Metro architects decided to install them in some stations. (Photo by Didier Bizet/The Washington Post)

At the Krasnopresnenskaya station, the benches come from the Cathedral of Christ-Sauveur, which was built from 1839 to 1883 in memory of the victory of Russia against the army of Napoleon I. The cathedral was destroyed under Stalin in 1931, but the benches remained intact. Metro architects decided to install them in some stations. (Photo by Didier Bizet/The Washington Post)
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24 Jan 2018 06:23:00
A tattoo artist applying ink on a girl' s arm during the 2017 Moscow Tattoo Festival at Moscow' s Amber Plaza Shopping Center in Moscow, Russia on April 1, 2017. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin/TASS)

A tattoo artist applying ink on a girl' s arm during the 2017 Moscow Tattoo Festival at Moscow' s Amber Plaza Shopping Center in Moscow, Russia on April 1, 2017. Tattoo artists from all over the world take part in the event. The festival' s program includes a tattoo contest, body taping art marathon, masterclasses, round table discussions and conferences. (Photo by Valery Sharifulin/TASS)
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02 Apr 2017 10:16:00
Moscow  USSR 1969

Red Gates Tower, Moscow, 1969
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02 Jul 2012 16:57:00
People in hard hats in a rage room in Moscow, Russia on January 27, 2016. The Debosh stress relief service gives its customers an opportunity to smash the rage room up with sledgehammers and bats to relieve stress and tension. (Photo by Artyom Geodakyan/TASS/Barcroft Media)

People in hard hats in a rage room in Moscow, Russia on January 27, 2016. The Debosh stress relief service gives its customers an opportunity to smash the rage room up with sledgehammers and bats to relieve stress and tension. (Photo by Artyom Geodakyan/TASS/Barcroft Media)
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05 Feb 2016 11:10:00
Lit candles are placed on the ground as people gather to attend a memorial service before the funeral of Russian leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, March 3, 2015. Several hundred Russians, many carrying red carnations, queued on Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose murder last week showed the hazards of speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Lit candles are placed on the ground as people gather to attend a memorial service before the funeral of Russian leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, March 3, 2015. Several hundred Russians, many carrying red carnations, queued on Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose murder last week showed the hazards of speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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07 Mar 2015 23:16:00