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Month: February 2016

“Rumyantsevo”: the new metro station

“Rumyantsevo”, the 199th station of Moscow metro, opened recently.

This station’s first plans appeared in 1970s. It was one of the projects that have never been implemented, such as Yuzhny railway station, which was going to relieve Kursky station. After the station’s “return” to the Sokolnicheskaya line, the opening was planned to 2025. However, due to Moscow expansion in 2011-2012, the need of this station appeared a bit earlier. Construction started in 2013 and finished 18th of January 2016.

Rumyantsevo - the new metro station

1. “Rumyantsevo” is the first metro station in “New Moscow” (territory, added to Moscow in 2011-2012). It is located outside Moscow Ring Road near Kievskoe highway and “Rumyantsevo” business-park. The station is named after nearby village.

Entrance halls look good.

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Technopark in the sunset rays

“Technopark” metro station has become a ghost station for me long time ago. It was more exciting than other legends like the old “Volokolamskaya” on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line: I’ve heard about it, knew It’s future location, but the opening always seemed to be at a distant date. So it was a big surprise when the station just opened :) I didn’t know the date on Sunday afternoon, but came to the place in 14:10, thanks to my dear friend Pasha, who told me about it on time. The impression of the station was twofold: on the one hand, design looks a bit ascetic, or even poor, from the other hand, “Technopark” is certainly more beautiful than “Myakinino” station, which opening in December 2009 was quite a shame.

Technopark in the sunset rays

Let’s have a look at a new station, which is, by the way, the 198th station in the Moscow Metro history and find out, that it actually has it’s own features.

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Around the Peter’s park

Around the Peter’s park

It was the second half of the 18th century, when Matvey Kazakov built Petrovsky palace on the north-west outskirts of Moscow. These were Petrovsky abbey lands at that time. Park replaced open spaces and gardens around the palace a bit later: in 1829. Staying at the palace before the ceremonial entry to Moscow became a tradition of Royal family, which continued after the railroad construction.

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