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On my last full day in Moscow I had nothing specially to do. What I planned to see was Mayakovskiy museum that had three stars in my Michelin guidebook but it is closed now and will be opened in 2017. Long time to wait. So I just walk around to many places (Lomonosov University, Izmailovo, Exhibition Area (very kitchy), Lubianka, Kitay-Gorod and Vorobievy Hills) and visited some the most interesting metro stations.

Park Pobedy (Russian: Парк Победы, English: Victory Park), is a Moscow Metro station in the Dorogomilovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is a transfer station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line. At 84 metres underground, Park Pobedy is the deepest station in Moscow and the third deepest in the world by mean depth, after Kiev Metro's Arsenalna and Saint Petersburg Metro's Admiralteyskaya, and the very deepest station by maximum depth, 97 m. It also contains the longest escalators in Europe, each one is 126 metres long and has 740 steps. The escalator ride to the surface takes approximately three minutes.This is the only Moscow metro station where all passengers board and exit trains in different locations. The two platforms, the work of architects Nataliya Shurygina and Nikolay Shumakov, are of identical design but have opposite colour schemes, which creates a striking effect. The pylons of the outbound platform are faced with red marble on the transverse faces and pale grey marble on the longitudinal faces. The inbound platform is exactly the reverse. The station is adorned with two large enameled panels by Zurab Tsereteli depicting the Patriotic War of 1812 (at the end of the inbound platform) and the Great Patriotic War (on the outbound platform).

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