The rough mosaics depict images of abundant harvests and the Russian-Ukrainian Union, despite the fact that in 1932 the Holodomor (Stalin's starvation policy) killed 10 million Ukrainians. The marble pillars and the mosaics from the Kiev station rooms have a huge opulence. The station was built in 1954 at the height of what Dr. Peter Haiko, the University of Vienna called "baroque Stalinist" style.
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Such stations are not a destination.
But in some parts of the world, they are surprisingly important works of art , great caverns with art, with beautiful architectural artifacts.
Some stations are like museums, others are like in a science fiction film and others like ballrooms.
Public stations attract respect and admiration of commuters, tourists and even art critics.
Many of the magnificent Soviet undergrounds, for example, were designed as "Palaces for the People", making investments they reach the royal opulence.
Architects have used so much alabaster, onyx, marble and mosaic, that if you do not see the train occasionally, you think you've arrived in the Kremlin Palace itself.
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