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Even before the October revolution, plans were made for an underground railway in Moscow. They were interrupted by war and the communist takeover until planning started in 1923 resulted in the start of construction, presumably in the early 1930s. The first section was opened to the public on 15th May 1935. The Stalinist regime stressed the superiority of the Moscow Metro over metros in capitalist societies and the Metro's role as a prototype for the Soviet future. The network has been expanded continuously. Its hub-and-spokes model was confirmed with the Koltsevaya line, the first ring line, constructed between 1950 and 1954 and boasting a large number of Stalinist style stations. Today, the Moscow metro is among the largest in the world in terms of track length.

Moscow in Wikipedia

Moscow metro logo.png

It is unclear if the Moscow metro has a logo. The same station may use different logos for its entrances. Most use a simple red M in different styles, which may be without further decoration, inside a circle, a tunnel or a swirl. The logo shown may be the official logo now.

As of 1999, the tokens are no longer valid.

Moscow metro in Wikipedia

Moscow, Russia
RUM01.jpg
Filename RUM01
Side 1 Wreath and structures, МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН РСФСР МОСКВА 1935 Г, Metropoliten RSFSR Moscow 1935
Side 2 ДЛЯ ОПЛАТЫ ПРОЕЗДА and ОПУСТИТЬ В АВТОМАТ, insert in machine to pay for entry
Manufacture bronze
Size (mm) 19
Weight (grams)
Notes Star shaped hole. Manufactured in 1935.
Source Kozhara. Photo from the forum proezdmoscow.
RUM02.jpg
Filename RUM02
Side 1 Star, МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН * МОССОВЕТ * Metropoliten Mos-soviet
Side 2 ДЛЯ ОПЛАТЫ ПРОЕЗДА and ОПУСТИТЬ В АВТОМАТ, insert in machine to pay for entry
Manufacture bronze
Size (mm) 19
Weight (grams)
Notes round hole. Manufactured in 1935.
Source Kozhara. Photo from the forum proezdmoscow.
RUM03.jpg
Filename RUM03
Side 1 МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН and ИМЕНИ В.И.ЛЕНИНА, Moscow's metropoliten named after V. I. Lenin
Side 2 train in tunnel ЖЕТОН and ДЛЯ ПРОЕЗДА, token for travel
Manufacture nickel alloy
Size (mm) 18.5
Weight (grams)
Notes Manufactured in August 1959.
Source Kozhara
RUM04.jpg
Filename RUM04
Side 1 M in circle, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН, Moscow's metropoliten
Side 2 M in circle, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН, Moscow's metropoliten
Manufacture brass clad steel
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams) 5.4
Notes Put into circulation since March 1, 1992.
Source Kozhara
RUM05a.jpg
Filename RUM05a
Side 1 M in circle, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН, Moscow's metropoliten
Side 2 M in circle, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН, Moscow's metropoliten
Manufacture lime plastic
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams)
Notes RUM05a varieties Put into circulation since November 1, 1992.
Source Photo by Yuri Kulvelis.
RUM06.jpg
Filename RUM06
Side 1 M in circle, 60 МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН, 60 Moscow's metropoliten
Side 2 60 1935 1995
Manufacture lime plastic
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams)
Notes 60th jubilee of the Moscow metro. Put into circulation since May 15, 1995.
Source Kozhara