3 Stations Square of Kazansky, Yaroslavsky and Leningradsky Stations

Komsomolskaya Square, or simply Three Station Square is one of the most famous in Moscow. Here are a great number of architectural masterpieces of different styles. Outstanding architects of Moscow K. A. Tone, F. O. Shekhtel and A. V. Schusev built in this area the Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky and Kazansky stations. And it is very difficult to give preference to any one. And a few minutes walk from these stations was hidden Kalanchevskaya Station, the former Imperial Railway Station, which served the trains of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. In Soviet times the lobby of the metro station "Komsomolskaya" and the “House of Culture of Railway Workers” decorated the square.

The Kazansky Railway Station in Moscow is rightfully considered to be an outstanding creation of domestic architecture. A contest for its construction was announced in the year 1910. The most interesting turned out to be a draft of the architectural academician A.V. Shchusev (1873-1949), who conveyed the major architectural forms from the narrow Ryazan Road to the corner of Kalanchyovskaya Square. Shchusev conceived the station not only as a functional building, but as a piece of architecture, to decorate both Kalanchyovskaya Square and Moscow. The central entrance leading from the square to the lobby combined the Princess Tower Sûûmbeki in Kazan with the coats of arms of the Kazan Kingdom — a golden stylized cock. Near the rooster is a huge clock with zodiac signs, on which hangs a bell. Next to the platform Hall is a waiting room in an 8-sided form, with a star-like vaulted dome. The gaps in the dome let in light and are drawn in Oriental style.

Leningradsky Station is the oldest railway station in Moscow. The decree on the construction of the Saint Petersburg-Moscow railroad was signed by Nicholas 1 in February 1842. The outstanding architect, Konstantin Andreyevich Tone (1794-1881). designed the stations in both capitals and also was the designer of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Grand Kremlin Palace and the Kremlin Armory. The suburban passenger traffic of the Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal is one of the largest in Russia. From here departs the longest railroad route in the world: Moscow-Vladivostok (9302 km, or about 5500 miles). As is well known (by Russians, at least), Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (a famous Russian writer of the late 1800s) left here to venture to Sakhalin. The Yaroslavsky rail terminal connects Moscow with parts of the Russian North, the Urals and Siberia.

Here is a monument to V. I. Lenin at Yaroslavsky Station, a monument P. P. Melnikov (first Minister of railways), Krasnoprudnaya Street, the hotel “Lenigradskayâ " (a small Stalin - era skyscraper) and one of Moscow’s most beautiful metro stations, Komsomolskaya. From the Malenkovskaya station in just 15 minutes by commuter train you can reach the Kazan Railway Station and in one place explore many attractions. You can reach the Malenkovskaya station with a 10 minute walk from the South exit of the VDNKh Metro station.