Here we should linger one of Muscovites' favorite stations, Mayakovskaya.
Its mosaics were prepared according to the sketches of one of the USSR's most prominent artists, Alexander Deineka, in a workshop in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), from glaze saved from pre-revolutionary times.
"On the station's ceilings Deineka basically created the first Soviet lexicon, representing characters and motifs from the new life: the giant factories, girls on the combines, pioneers, athletes, relaxation, happy maternity, blossoming gardens, parachutes and planes," says Tatyana Yudkevich, art historian and collaborator at the State Art History Institute.
"In 1939 a model of Mayakovskaya was taken to the Universal Exhibition in New York, for which another ceiling with planes and the Kremlin star in the night sky was created specially for the occasion. The project received the main prize," says Yudkevich.