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80th Anniversary: Inside The Moscow Metro, A Collection Of 20th-Century Art

To step onto the Moscow metro is to step back in time and enter a museum of architecture and history. Opened 80 years ago -- on May 15, 1935 -- it is an extravagant gallery of communist design, featuring Soviet artworks, statues, chandeliers, stained glass, and ceiling mosaics. Built under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, the metro now transports 7 million to 9 million people each day.