On June 23, a solemn ceremony of opening a museum of one of the oldest organizations in the country, the founder of metro construction in Russia, JSC Mosmetrostroy, took place. For 89 years, the Moscow Metrostroy team has built 192 metro stations, including objects recognized as the country's cultural heritage.
The exhibition space is located in the head office of the organization on Tsvetnoy Boulevard. It was originally planned that the museum will start working on May 1, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, the opening was postponed.
Permanent and thematic exhibitions will tell visitors about the history of the company, the construction of metro stations and people who have made a great contribution to this cause. Numerous documents, diagrams, photographs depict different periods of the development of the capital's subway. The museum will be constantly modernized and replenished with interactive displays and panels. In the future, an open lecture hall with the organization's specialists will start operating within the museum.
The first exhibition is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Thousands of engineers, tunnellers and foremen went to the front. The technical mentality of the metro builders and the ability to work in difficult conditions helped them successfully cross key water obstacles, mine enemy targets, and conduct reconnaissance in the most dangerous places. In the first months of the war, it was the metro builders who strengthened the approaches to Moscow, Leningrad, Stalingrad, Gorky, in Valdai, carried out work in the Urals, Siberia and the Far East. Many metro builders, pupils of the Metrostroy aeroclub, became the best fighters and attack aircraft of the Great Patriotic War. Fifty-three heroes of the metro builder were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and one - Hero of the Russian Federation.
The museum will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 15:00, excluding holidays. Free admission. Everyone will be able to visit the exposition, subject to the necessary sanitary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.