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Built by soviet architect Alexey Dushkin and opened in 1930, this glamorous station is one of the most well-known in the world for its pre-Stalinist design. The station, which is part of the Zamoskvoretskaya Line on Moscow's metro system, features gorgeous architecture and design. Dushkin's art-deco concept is in full swing as the entire place is covered in ornate marble, pink rhondite, stainless steel and glass mosaics. Inspired and named after poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, due to his descriptions of the Soviet future, this station is certainly one to check out. Marvel at its grandeur and beauty before jumping on a train to your next destination.
In 1935 millions of Muscovites celebrated the opening of the first line of the Moscow Metro. Initially linking what was then the outskirts Sokolniki (North) to the downtown Gorkii Park (Park of Recreation and Culture), the line numbered only 13 stations, all designed and decorated by prominent Russian sculptors, architects and artists. To many it is still a peculiar sort of, 'museum' rather than a convenience and a means of transportation. Many stations are of great architectural interest; 'Kievskaia' contains mosaics depicting scenes from Ukrainian history, while, 'Maiakovskaia' is constructed using a combination of stainless steel and marble.
Alexander Pushkin has been standing here since 1950, which is why Pushkin Square now bears his name. The bronze figure shows the highly revered national poet deep in thought. The statue created by Alexander Opekuschin was unveiled earlier at another place on June 6, 1880. On that day the poet, who died in 1837 as the result of a duel, would have been 81 years old.
One of the oldest conservatories in Moscow, the Tchaikovskii Conservatory still functions as a school for music. The conservatory has been renovated in 2011 and is well-facilitated with all the necessary equipment and infrastructure for effective learning. Besides, it has well-learned and well-known musicians on its board that ensure effective learning. There is a concert hall housed inside the school that has seen the performances by the best singers and musicians right from the Borodin Quartet to the performers of ancient musical instruments regularly. Legend has it that the beautiful soft seats of the concert hall have been here since Tchaikovskii himself was alive. During breaks, you can have a look at the commemorative marble design incorporating the names of the Conservatory's gold medalist graduates.
Visit this fascinating museum for a vivid look into the life of famous Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov. The museum is set in the actual house that Lermontov inhabited during his years at Moscow University. Full of rich cultural and historical material, the building remains much as it did during the 19th century. It holds many original pieces of furniture, shelves of books that inspired Lermontov, and many of his own poetic and artistic works. A wonderful way to gain knowledge and pay tribute to one of Moscow's significant historical figures.