Mind the Gap: The Moscow Metro

The Soviet Union began to develop a metro system to make an impression upon others that they are modernizing. I found it interesting that Nikita Khrushchev was the
Moscow Municipal Soviet chairman in charge of overseeing this project. Stalin used the project as a way to showcase the strength and progress of his administration. The first line of the subway opened in 1935. The Soviet Union began to mobilize quickly thereafter. During WWII, the metro system saved Muscovites from German bombs.

Building the Moscow Metro (mos.ru)

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