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Stand Up At VOROBYOVY GORY

I did a piece the other day on the expansion of Moscow City. I’ll loose the details of the story as not to bore you. But this is one of the first pictures taken of me while working, I’m a Correspondent at RT now. (had to say it). Anyway the stand up was done at VOROBYOVY GORY.

Vorobyovy Gory (means Sparrow Hills in Russian), it’s basically an elevated hill, like say Signal Hill in Cape Town or Primrose Hill in London. You can see the city form up there, although rather windy, especially during winter, it does offer one of the best views of the city.

A History Lesson with the help of (Wiki)

It was built into the lower level of a bridge, which is apparently unique in the city and in the world. At 270 metres in length, the platform is the longest in the system as the station needed to be accessible from both sides of the river. It is also the highest station above ground level at 15 metres, though this is less remarkable since all but a handful of Metro stations are underground. Apart from its dimensions, Vorobyovy Gory is also notable in being the only Metro station with windows.

The bridge, which is known as the Luzhniki Metro Bridge, or simply “Metromost”, and spans the Moskva River, was originally built in 1958.

The other interesting part of the city is that the Lomonosov University is located nearby and the building – Stalin Architecture at it’s best, is in the area and the red star is still on top.

picturesofmoscow.com

You will also have the chance to see the Luzhniki stadium (which is in the middle of the Skyline,) that is the stadium +venue  where the 1980 Moscow Olympics was held. The United States and a number of other countries boycotted the games because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. This prompted the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.

If you’re EVER in Moscow, it’s a MUST visit! (since there’s very little TO see, the alternative would be to visit me as I have one of the best views of the city, for real ya’ll :-))

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