Kiyevskaya (Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line)

Kiyevskaya (Russian: Киевская), named for the nearby Kiyevsky railway station, is a station on the Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line of the Moscow Metro. Opened in 1953, it is lavishly decorated in the quasi-baroque style that predominated in the early 1950s. The square pylons are faced with white Ural marble and elaborately patterned ceramic tile and the plastered ceiling is decorated with a series of frescoes by various artists depicting life in Ukraine. A large mosaic at the end of the platform commemorates the 300th anniversary of the reunification of Russia and Ukraine. Light comes from a row of hexagonal chandeliers. The architects were L. V. Lile, V. A. Litvinov, M. F. Markovsky, and V. M. Dobrokovsky.


Moscow Metro station
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LocationDorogomilovo District
Western Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°44′39″N 37°33′52″E / 55.7442°N 37.5645°E / 55.7442; 37.5645Coordinates: 55°44′39″N 37°33′52″E / 55.7442°N 37.5645°E / 55.7442; 37.5645
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Structure typePylon station
Depth38 metres (125 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code042
Opened5 April 1953; 68 years ago (1953-04-05)[1]
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
toward Kuntsevskaya
Filyovskaya line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
toward Kuntsevskaya
anticlockwise / outer
Koltsevaya line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
clockwise / inner
Kiyevskaya is located in Central Moscow
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Location within Central Moscow

Kiyevskaya has no vestibule of its own. Instead, escalators at the end of the hall lead to Kiyevskaya and thence to that station's entrance, which is built into the Kiyevsky railway station.

For half a century Kiyevskaya was the terminus of the Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line; the 2003 extension to Park Pobedy ended that situation.


From this station it is possible to transfer to Kiyevskaya on the Filyovskaya line and the Kiyevskaya on the Ring.

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