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Narvskaya

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Narvskaya (На́рвская) is a subway station in Saint Petersburg, Russia on the Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line between the stations Baltiyskaya and Kirovsky Zavod. The station was opened on 15 November 1955, as a part of the first stage of Saint Petersburg Metro from Avtovo to Ploschad Vosstania. Overview When the construction of the station began, it was named after the Ploshchad Stachek (Площад Стачек), but several years before it has been opened, the name was changed to "Stalinskaya" after Joseph Stalin. When the Soviet leader died in 1953 and de-Stalinization under Nikita Khrushchev began, the station was renamed "Narvskaya" after the Narva Triumphal Gate, located opposite of the entrance to the station. The name indicates that once there was a gate of the road to Narva. Despite the name change, it still contains a large number of decorative elements related to Stalin and his cult of personality. The irregular-shaped pavilion is built in the neoclassical style with a dome at o
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