- Smolenskaya (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya)
Smolenskaya (Смоленская) is a station on the
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Lineof the Moscow Metro. It was built in 1953to replace an older station of the same name, though this was later reopened as part of the Filyovskaya Line. The two stations are not connected.
Smolenskaya has square, white
marblepylons with fluted corners, decorative cornices, and ventilation grilles concealed behind ornamental sconces. At the end of the platform is a bas-reliefby G.I. Motovilov entitled "The Defenders of Russia," which depicts soldiers of the Red Armyin battle. The architects of the station were I.Ye. Rozhinand G.P. Yakovlev. At 50 m below the surface, Smolenskaya was the deepest station on the line until Park Pobedyopened in 2003.
* [http://www.metro.ru/stations/arbatsko-pokrovskaya/smolenskaya/ metro.ru]
* [http://www.mymetro.ru/cgi-bin/list.pl?lng=ru&a=1&b=3&c=11 mymetro.ru]
* [http://www.kartametro.info/?hl=EN&ms=Smolenskaya&z=17&t=k KartaMetro.info] — Station location and exits on Moscow map (English/Russian)
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