Kievskaya metro station (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line)

Kievskaya is a station of the Moscow Metro on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line. It is connected by transfers with two stations of the same name, one of which is located on the Filyovskaya line, the other on the Koltsevaya line. Located in the Dorogomilovo district, Moscow (CJSC); named after the Kievsky railway station. It was opened on April 5, 1953 as part of the Ploshchad Revolyutsii – Kyiv section. Pylon three-vaulted station of deep laying with one island platform. It was the dead stop for 50 years – from 1953 to 2003.

The diameter of the central hall is 9.5 meters, the side halls are 8.5 meters.

The design is dedicated to the Soviet Ukraine and the theme of the reunification of Ukraine with Russia.

The station is decorated with a large number of paintings. The architectural integrity of the station is achieved by the use of light gray marble “koelga” for the decoration of the pylons of both the central hall and the side aisles, as well as the track walls. The pylons are additionally decorated with colored ceramic cornices; the ceramic frieze crowning the pylons with an entablature is decorated with Ukrainian ornamental motifs with classical elements. The floor, lined with gray Yantsev granite, emphasizes the feeling of restrained integrity; along the perimeter of the pylons, salieti marble is used instead of granite, which enhances the rhythm of the pylons. Lighting – author’s chandeliers made of faceted crystal with incandescent lamps.

On the vault above the pylons, 24 frescoes depicting the working people of Soviet Ukraine are placed in stucco medallions. Frescoes are also placed on the side of the platforms, mostly with images of fantastic plants. In the western end of the station there is a large panel depicting folk festivals at the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the reunification of Ukraine with Russia. The authors of the paintings are a large creative team of artists: V. A. Konovalov, V. N. Arakelov, P. M. Mikhailov, L. A. Karnaukhov, T. V. Konovalova, A. K. Shiryaeva, K. P. Aksenov , I. V. Radoman, G. I. Opryshko.

See also Moscow transport systemMoscow railwaysMoscow metro.

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