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    Moscow Metro Celebrates 76th Anniversary with Concert and Exhibition


    by NTDTelevision

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    We go now to Russia, where the Moscow Metro celebrates its 76th anniversary by holding a concert at one of the metro stations and opening an art exhibition on a train.

    The Moscow Metro marked its 76th anniversary with a chamber music concert and a fine art exhibition in one of its trains on Sunday night.

    The paintings for the exhibition are on loan from the Museum of Fine Art in the city of Vyatka.

    They're being displayed in a special metro train called "Aquarel," designed three years ago to be a permanent moving gallery for passengers to enjoy.

    [Representative, Vyatka Fine Arts Museum]:
    "This is very symbolic that a provincial museum has got the chance to show a part of its graphic collection. In fact, it's the first time ever that a provincial museum is showing its collection in the Metro. And we have something to show."

    After the exhibition was unveiled, one of the metro stations was transformed into a concert hall.

    The Kremlin chamber orchestra then gave a concert to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the Moscow underground.

    When the first line was opened on May 15, 1935, the palace-like design of the stations was admired by designers and passengers alike.

    To this day, the rich decoration of the stations gives the Moscow Metro a distinctive look.

    The Moscow Metro system is made up of 12 lines and 180 stations.

    Millions of passengers use the metro daily.