Take a walk in the Kyiv metro

Metro Syrec

Metro Syrec 

Culture, Ukraine

If you want to feel the atmosphere of a city, go to its metro. The Kyiv metro officials say that during the 10 months of 2016, the metro had transported almost 400 million passengers.

However, not only people define the atmosphere of the underground. The first 5 stations of it were built in 1960. Now it has 3 lines,  52 stations, and none of them look similar. It is like a huge museum telling different stories. Until the recent days, some stations resembled museums of communism. After decommunization policies coming into force, some red symbols, slogans and monuments of famous communist figures were replaced or just removed. However, some of them are still hiding inside the decorations of the stations.

Related: Here’s how Kyiv’s subway would look like with Nazi symbols instead of Soviet ones

The Kyiv metro is not as luxurious as Moscow’s. But even the simplest and ugliest stations have details which make them different from the others.

Kyiv blogger tov_tob took pictures of the night stations of the Kyiv metro. Euromaidan Press added a few more details to prove the statement that there are no similar stations in Kyiv metro.

Kyiv metro
Metro Syrec
Metro Dorogozhychy
Metro Dorogozhychy
Metro Lukyanivska
Metro Akademmistechko
Metro Chernihivska
Metro Druzhby Narodiv
Metro Heroiv Dnipra
Night Heroiv Dnipra
Heroiv Dnipra
Metro Livoberezhna
Metro Holosiyivska
Metro Maida Nezalezhnosti
The central station  Maida Nezalezhnosti is by far not the most beautiful one. But here we have unique doors with some memorable years in the wals Photo: Euromaidan Press
Night Kreschatyk
Night Lva Tolstogo
Maidan Nezalezhnosti
Metro Minska
Night Minska
Olimpiyska Photo: Euromaidan Press
 Night Olimpiyska
Palac Sportu
Night Pecherska
Pecherska Photo: Euromaidan Press
Petrivka Photo: Euromaidan Press
Kontraktova Ploscha
Politehnichniy Instytut
Poshtova Ploscha
Vydubychi Photo: Euromaidan Press
Vydubychi Photo: Euromaidan Press
Vydubychi Photo: Euromaidan Press
Zoloti Vorota Night Photo: tov_tob
Zoloti Vorota Night
Zoloty Vorota
Zoloty Vorota
Zoloty Vorota
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