It's all fun and games until you realize that Moscow Metro has no Latin alphabet explanations unlike St. Petersburg Metro; but believe it or not, you somehow get used to the letters, and in a day or so, you can read the names or at least make rough guesses which are almost always true. Or if you are ridiculous like me, you can also pretend like you are breaking an ancient code and make people you travel with roll their eyes at you. Don't worry, they are only jealous because our way is more fun.
Anyways, the silliness aside, Moscow metro is one of the most wonderful things you can see in this mortal world. The tube map is an almost true copy of the city map - which was kind of the idea when they first officially decided to build it in 1931. The Soviet government was cool and they thought everybody should be able to go to nice places without suffering on the roads, and they designed the tube lines so that they would cover the underground through all the main streets and people would be able to find their ways without getting lost. (And, Soviet workers did the labor and the art work, but the main engineering designs, routes, and construction plans were handled by specialists recruited from the London Underground. The Britons called for tunneling instead of the "cut-and-cover" technique, the use of escalators instead of lifts, the routes, and the design of the rolling stock.)
This being said, you might actually get a depth intoxicaton; the metro is that deep. I thought some stations of London underground were deep but it feels like a little cavity after visiting the Moscow metro. It was absolutely glorious. But besides the wonderful design and system, there is one more thing that is amazing enough to make me walk around the stations with an open mouth and wide eyes, probably looking like an idiot.
Oh, the art. People, the art.
I feel ashamed for any other underground system out there (except London Ungerground, because of reasons). The architecture, the wall arts, the mosaics, the paintings, the lights, the sculptures... I could go on and on. It was spectacular. Do yourselves a favor and go to Moscow for a weekend just to see the metro and a ballet at Bolshoi.
*My lovely station*
And let's finish with the most wonderful thing about Moscow - the sky. I can't explain it through the photos and I won't try to make poetic praises because it doesn't need that. I don't know what but something was different with Russian sky and in Moscow, it was even clearer than it was in St. Petersburg. I don't know what made it so amazing and deep and boundless - but I'll share if I find it.
Here's the view from our room:
The lady who wishes the weather was as cold as St Petersburg in December.