Dinamo (Moscow Metro)

Dinamo (Russian: Дина́мо) is a Moscow Metro station on the Zamoskvoretskaya line. It opened on 11 September 1938 as part of the second stage of the system.[1] It was named for the former Dinamo Stadium, the home stadium of FC Dynamo Moscow. Passengers may make out-of-station transfers to the Bolshaya Koltsevaya and Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya lines via Petrovsky Park station.

Moscow Metro station
MosMetro Dinamo platform 01-2016.jpg
LocationAeroport District
Northern Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°47′23″N 37°33′29″E / 55.7897°N 37.5580°E / 55.7897; 37.5580Coordinates: 55°47′23″N 37°33′29″E / 55.7897°N 37.5580°E / 55.7897; 37.5580
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#2 Zamoskvoretskaya line Zamoskvoretskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus: 84, 105, 105k, 110, 207, 692
Trolleybus: 12, 29, 42, 70, 82, 86
Depth39.6 metres (130 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code036
Opened11 September 1938; 82 years ago (1938-09-11)
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward Khovrino
Zamoskvoretskaya line
Bolshaya Koltsevaya line
Transfer at: Petrovsky Park
Dinamo is located in Moscow Metro
Location within Moscow Metro

It was the deepest station in Moscow Metro from 1938 until 1944.


Dinamo is under Leningradsky Avenue in the Aeroport District of Moscow near Petrovsky Park and the Petrovsky Palace. The VTB Arena was built on the same site and dinamo stadium adjacent to the station.

Design and LayoutEdit

The station is situated at a depth of 39.6 metres (130 ft) and follows a tri-vaulted deep-level pylon design. Designed by Ya. Likhtenberg and Yury Revkovsky, the station features a sport-themed decoration with bas-reliefs designed by Ye. Yason-Manzer depicting sportsmen in various practices in the vestibules and the central hall.

The pylons, faced with red tagilian marble and onyx have porcelain medallions also showing sportsmen. The walls are faced with onyx, white and grey marble, neatly tiled together. The floor is revetted with black marble, although the platforms were initially covered with asphalt.

There are two identical vestibules, each on the northern side of the Leningradsky Avenue, and the architect for the vestibules was Dmitry Chechulin.

There is an underground walkway between Dinamo and Petrovsky Park stations that eased transfers between the stations. That walkway opened in late 2020.[2]

Scientific UseEdit

In 1940, physicists Georgy Flyorov and Konstantin Petrzhak used the station for their observations of the decay of uranium. The depth of the station reduced the potential effect of cosmic rays in their work. Working at night, the pair discovered spontaneous fission.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Станция метро "Динамо"" (in Russian). City of Moscow. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  2. ^ Информационная служба портала Стройкомплекса (2018-07-14). "Переход между станциями метро "Динамо" и "Петровский парк" откроют через полтора года". stroi.mos.ru. Комплекс градостроительной политики и строительства города Москвы. Retrieved 2018-07-14.