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After the gorgeous and very clean, modern U-Bahn Subway series by Nick Frank , it’s now turn to the majestic subway stations of Moscow to be immortalized by photographer David Burdeny’s photo series A Bright Future: New Works from Russia.
Designed in the 1930s by Russia’s most famous architects, Stalin decreed that the Moscow Metro be built along the concept of svet — light – as “palaces for the people,” as well as serving as bomb shelters. Owned by the military, the stations are often devoid of advertising, and display the styles of rococo, Art Deco and Constructivism.