December, 1959 Brilliant chandeliers light an undergroud palace in Moscow’s subway. Each of the city’s 46 subway stations differ in architectural motif; the decor stresses Soviet achievements. Construction in the 1930’s enlisted the country’s best planners and artists, and thousands of labourers. Corridors and landings house statues, murals, and gem-studded mosaics glorifying Russian leaders, soldiers, and workers. Some street-level entrances esemble classic temples.