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Victory Park Metro Station

Victory Park Metro Station

On the celebration of the 64th anniversary of the Great Victory, thousands of people came to the Victory Park by metro (subway or tube). Of course, with my article about this holiday I must show you several pictures of this majestic, modern station that was opened just 6 years ago, in 2003. It is worthy of the memory of our heroes and Moscow also desparately needed this station to solve the problems of transportation for the residents of the western neighborhoods. The main purpose in building this station, however, was to provide easy access to the Poklonnaya Gora (Low Bow Hill) located near Victory Park war memorial dedicated to the Victory of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).

The idea to build the station near the Park Pobedy (Victory Park) began at the start of the construction of the great memorial complex in the beginning of the 1980s. The project to build this station was then launched in 1987. At the end of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s, when it was a time of great changes in our country, the city could not afford to spend huge sums of money even for this very important project. Construction of the metro station was halted along with the main part of the memorial complex. In 1995 construction of the Victory Park memorial complex was completed. At that time the military parade for the commemoration on this day was not at Red Square, but here near Poklonnaya Gora on Kutuzovsky Prospect. Construction of the metro station was only resumed in 2000 and it was completely finished and opened for the public in 2003.

The history and completion of this metro station reflects not only investment problems which occurred, but also the challenges that were faced. The station "Pobedy Park" (in English: Victory Park) also became the deepest station not only in the capital of Russia with its famous underground system, but also in the world! As a result of the depth of this metro station and the fact that it is located in an area with a high water table, the latest safety technologies had to be utilized in order to be able to safely complete the construction under water. The lowest point of this station is at a depth of 97 meters (or 318 feet).

According to the statistics fo the Moscow metropolitan area, approximately 50,000 people descend to the station's platform every day.

More photos and information about "Victory Park" metro station:

PS: To be continued with more photos and some other interesting facts about this sation.

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Arthur Lookyanov

Posted on: May 13th, 2009
Last Edited on: May 14th, 2009

Photo taken on 2009-05-09 at 12:18:48

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