The best Soviet Metro Stations, as chosen by Christopher Herwig (Christopher Herwig)
List Words : Insider Secrets | 24 October 2019

The Soviet Union’s most stunning Metro stations

Christopher Herwig rode every Metro in the former Soviet Union, photographing each station. From opulent marble stations in St Petersburg to brutal minimalist platforms in Kiev, these are his favourites...

Vydubychi Metro Station in Kiev (Christopher Herwig)

Vydubychi Metro Station in Kiev (Christopher Herwig)

Prospekt Metalurhiv on the Kryvyi Rih Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Prospekt Metalurhiv on the Kryvyi Rih Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Kyivska on the Kharkiv Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Kyivska on the Kharkiv Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Ploschad Marksa on the Novosibirsk Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Ploschad Marksa on the Novosibirsk Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Akademika Barabashova on the Kharkiv Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Akademika Barabashova on the Kharkiv Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Prospekt Svobody on Dnipro Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Prospekt Svobody on Dnipro Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Avtovo Station on the St Petersburg Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Avtovo Station on the St Petersburg Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Kolomenskaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line of the Moscow Metro  (Christopher Herwig)

Kolomenskaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line of the Moscow Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Kanavinskaya station on the Nizhny Novgorod Metro (Christopher Herwig)

Kanavinskaya station on the Nizhny Novgorod Metro (Christopher Herwig)

The opulent Gagarinskaya station on the Samara Metro (Christopher Herwig)

The opulent Gagarinskaya station on the Samara Metro (Christopher Herwig)

(Kirovskaya station on the Samara Metro Christopher Herwig)

(Kirovskaya station on the Samara Metro Christopher Herwig)

(Tulskaya station on the Moscow Metro Christopher Herwig)

(Tulskaya station on the Moscow Metro Christopher Herwig)

All watching light fitting at the Aeroport Metro station in Moscow (Christopher Herwig)

All watching light fitting at the Aeroport Metro station in Moscow (Christopher Herwig)

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. 

The result is his latest photographic book, Soviet Metro Stations. Published by Fuel and including an essay on the history of the Soviet Metro system by leading architecture, politics and culture author Owen Hatherley, you can order your copy on Amazon now.

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