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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
Erica Bougard of the U.S. competes in the high jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 22, 2015. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

Erica Bougard of the U.S. competes in the high jump event of the women's heptathlon during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China, August 22, 2015. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)
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23 Aug 2015 09:41:00
Erika Kinsey of Sweden reacts after missing a jump in the women's high jump final during the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland, Oregon March 20, 2016. (Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters)

Erika Kinsey of Sweden reacts after missing a jump in the women's high jump final during the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland, Oregon March 20, 2016. (Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters)
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21 Mar 2016 12:34:00
A TV cameraman drives into Usain Bolt of Jamaica after the men's 200m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China, 27 August 2015. Bolt won the race. (Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA)

A TV cameraman drives into Usain Bolt of Jamaica after the men's 200m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as “Bird's Nest”, in Beijing, China, 27 August 2015. Bolt won the race. (Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA)
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28 Aug 2015 11:05:00
Emma Coburn (L) and Colleen Quigley of the U.S. look at the scoreboard after competing in the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 26, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)

Emma Coburn (L) and Colleen Quigley of the U.S. look at the scoreboard after competing in the women's 3,000 metres steeplechase final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 26, 2015. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)
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27 Aug 2015 11:36:00