Akademiya Navuk (Minsk Metro)

Akademiya Navuk (Belarusian: Акадэмія навук, pronounced [akaˈdɛmʲija naˈvuk]; Russian: Академия Наук; lit. Academy of Sciences) is a station on the Minsk Metro's Maskowskaya line. Named after the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, which is located nearby, the station was opened along the first stage of the metro on 30 June 1984.

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Akademiya Navuk
Minsk Metro sign logo.png Minsk Metro Station
Coordinates53°55′18″N 27°35′50″E / 53.92167°N 27.59722°E / 53.92167; 27.59722Coordinates: 53°55′18″N 27°35′50″E / 53.92167°N 27.59722°E / 53.92167; 27.59722
Owned byMinsk Metro
Line(s)Maskowskaya line Maskowskaya line
PlatformsIsland platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Other information
Station code119
History
Opened1984-06-30
Services
Preceding station   Minsk Metro   Following station
toward Uručča
Maskowskaya Line
toward Malinawka

Designed by architects A.Zenzin and M.Pirogov, the station is a typical pillar-trispan consisting of two rows of concrete pillars, which are revetted with grey marble, and punctuated by stainless steel insets. In addition the station features contrasting white marbled walls and grey granite floor. Both vestibules have large artworks (work of V.Churilo and S.Sokolov).

The station has two underground vestibules, the western one is located on the intersection of the Independence avenue with the Surganov street, and is linked to the stations by escalators. The eastern one also offers access to the "Oktyabr" cinema and the Academy itself.

In the future it is possible that this station will be a transfer point to the fourth line.

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