People walk near the entrance to Arbatskaya metro station, which was built in 1953, in Moscow August 17, 2013. To step onto the Moscow metro is to step back in time and immerse yourself in a museum ... more 
People walk near the entrance to Arbatskaya metro station, which was built in 1953, in Moscow August 17, 2013. To step onto the Moscow metro is to step back in time and immerse yourself in a museum rich in architecture and history. Opened in 1935, it is an extravagant gallery of Communist design, featuring Soviet artworks, statues, chandeliers, stained glass and ceiling mosaics. Built under Stalin, the metro now transports 7 to 9 million people a day and costs 30 Rubles, around $1, for a single ride. Picture taken August 17, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (RUSSIA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 01 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE 'RIDING THE MOSCOW METRO' SEARCH 'MOSCOW CHANDELIERS' FOR ALL IMAGES less 
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Reuters | Photo By LUCY NICHOLSON / REUTERS
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