Line 1 – Sokolnicheskaya (Red)
The Sokolnicheskaya line (Line 1; Red Line) is the oldest line of the Moscow Metro. The first-stage stations were opened on May 15, 1935. The great Soviet architects who designed them, Ivan Fomin, Alexei Dushkin, Nikolai Ladovsky and others, each had his own approach to the task of ensuring that the ground overhead did not oppress passengers and they felt at ease in this completely new environment. The architecture of the first stage is monumental and restrained, reflecting the idea of proletarian luxury, of which the metro of 1930’s worker-peasant Moscow was the epitome. There are currently 26 stations open on the line. As of 2019, the line is 44.5 kilometers.
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