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Photographer Travels to Uzbekistan and Finds Beautiful Metro Stations Built and Decorated by USSR Slav Architects

It is like entering the mines of Moria in Lord of the Rings…

Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL

After a longtime ban on photographing the Tashkent Metro was lifted this summer, Amos Chapple, a Kiwi photographer went underground to reveal the art, architecture, and nuclear-blast protection in Central Asia’s oldest subway system. However, beyond the stunning beauty of these Metro designs, we will reveal that actually a lot of Slavs have been the main masterminds when it comes to the design, architecture and layout of these beautiful Metros.

During the USSR it was mostly Russians, Ukrainians and Belorussians that worked on these kind of projects, at least in the Soviet geopolitical influenced countries. Their help and design in making these Uzbekistan Metros were a form of help and a gesture of friendship from the Soviet Union to Uzbekistan, also a lot of the designs are actually about “technology” because many of these were and still are operational nuclear shelters. Architects gave their best to recreate the beautiful designs of Metro stations as the ones you can find in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL
Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL

Photo: Amos Chapple | RFE/RL

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