Arbatskaya Metro Station – Vancouver photographer David Burdeny photographed Moscow's most majestic metro stations.
Kiyevsskaya Metro Station (East) – Baroque, Art Deco and Futurist architecture are all represented, among other styles.
Prospekt Mira Station – Some feature stained glass windows, marble columns, crystal chandeliers, gilded mosaics and painted scenes from Russian history.
Belorusskaya Station – "Typically, a metro station is a pedestrian place which serves as a utilitarian device to get you from one place to another. But these were extraordinarily built and constructed, [with] a whole architectural narrative built into them," Burdeny said.
Komsomolskaya Metro Station – Burdeny had originally planned to focus on stations in both Moscow and St Petersburg, but changed his mind after stepping into Komsomolskaya station for the first time.
Mayakovskaya Station – "They just completely blew away the St Petersburg stations," he says.
Sokol Metro Station – Burdeny shot 20 stations in total. He would visit them between 12:30 am and 5:30 am, when the stations were closed, shooting three or four a night.
Elektrozavodskaya Station – The Moscow Metro, which opened in 1935, was conceived by Joseph Stalin as part of his first Five-Year Plan to rapidly industrialize the Soviet Union.
Kiyevsskaya Metro Station – The spectacular stations were meant to show the world the power and possibilities the Communist Party presented.
Novoslobodskaya Metro Station – Impressively, Novoslobodskaya Metro Station features 32 stained glass panels by Latvian artists.
Kropotkinskaya Station – Originally intended to connect to the never-realized Palace of the Soviets (an ambitious neo-classical state building), Kropotkinskaya Station was designed to be both seem both professional and sophisticated.
Taganskaya Metro Station – Taganskaya Metro Station is decorated with portraits of Communist war heroes.
Aeroport Metro Station – Aeroport station, which was inspired by aviation, is an example of Russian Art Deco architecture.