each station relates to a different time in Russian history
this was from the 1917 revolution, known as the Bloodless Revolution, which started in Saint Petersburg.
this is the White station.....was when Belarus was a state of the USSR...was known as the food bowl of Russia...hence the ceiling decorations
this station had 32 stained glass windows that were originally meant for a church the stations here are really busy even on a Saturday
Mother Russia standing on the Nazi..symbolizes the end of the Patriotic War
beautiful ceiling detail and lights
and just to show how confusing it was finding your way around...nothing in English and also written in a different way to the map we had!!!
From the stations we went to an underground bunker made during the Cold War so the govt could survive if a nuclear war was to happen. Didn't take any photos inside and didn't enjoy the movie of atomic and nuclear war head testing but the bunker was interesting to have a look around.
Eamon, Emelia and David outside the bunker
the bunker was in this neighbourhood and the locals thought the works were for the metro...they knew nothing about the bunker....just an ordinary suburban street.
yup, another church...love the roof structure...and they are not knions as I was led to believe, but the shape of candles...and I can't at the moment remember why!!