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Soviet metro stations Stunning photographs of Soviet Metro Stations from across the former states of the USSR and Russia itself, many of which have never previously been documented For us , said Nikita Khrushchev in his memoirs, there was something supernatural about the Metro Visiting any of the dozen or so Metro networks built across the Soviet Union between the s and s, it is easy to see why Rather than the straightforward systems of London, Paris or New York, these networks were used as a propaganda artwork a fusion of sculpture, architecture and art, combining Byzantine, medieval, baroque and Constructivist ideas and infusing them with the notion that Communism would mean a communal luxury for all Today these astonishing spaces remain the closest realisation of a Soviet utopia Following his best selling quest for Soviet Bus Stops, Christopher Herwig has completed a subterranean expedition photographing the stations of each Metro network of the former USSR From extreme marble and chandelier opulence to brutal futuristic minimalist glory, Soviet Metro Stations documents this wealth of diverse architecture Along the way Herwig captures individual elements that make up this singular Soviet experience neon, concrete, escalators, signage, mosaics and relief sculptures all combine build an unforgettably vivid map of the Soviet Metro The photographs are introduced by leading architecture, politics and culture author and journalist Owen HatherleyTable of ContentsEssay by Owen Hatherley Soivet Metro station photographs from Moscow St Petersburg Tashkent Kiev Baku Tbilisi Minsk Yerevan Novosibirsk Yekaterinburg Samara Nizhny Novgorod Kryvyi Rih Dnipro KharkivChristopher Herwig is a Canadian born photographer and videographer Currently based in Jordan, his previous homes have included Liberia and Kazakhstan Owen Hatherley is a British writer and journalist He is the author of Landscapes of Communism, a history of communism in Europe told through the built environments of former socialist states

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  • 05 September 2019

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