The decor of Dynamo metro station reflects the Land of the Soviets' craze for sport in the 1930s. Dynamo was the name of the Russian Electric Society and one of the first Russian electrical engineering plants (taking over from Belgian shareholders by the Society in 1913 and subsequently called the S.M. Kirov Electrical Engineering Works). The factory workers took an active part in the revolutionary events of 1905-1907 and 1917, so when a new sports society was set up in 1928 it was called Dynamo after the factory. This name was also given to the stadium built in 1928 for the First All-Russian Games (and greatly extended in 1935).

  • Opening date: September 11, 1938
  • Station architects: Ya.G. Likhtenberg, Yu.A. Revkovsky
  • Vestibule architect: D.N. Chechulin
  • Sculptor: E.A. Yanson-Manizer
  • Station construction: deep-level, three-vaulted, pylon-type

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