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Take a look inside Kiev's astonishing Soviet-era metro system, home to the deepest subway station in the world

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    The metro system in Kiev, Ukraine's capital city, is
    strikingly beautiful.
  
  
    First opened in the 1960s when Ukraine was part of the
    Soviet Union, it is filled with chandeliers, mosaics, and
    colorful stone.
  
  
    It also claims to have the deepest subway station in
    the world at 105 1/2 meters, or 346 feet, below street
    level.
  
  
    Visit
    Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
  

  The subway system in Ukraine's capital city is filled with
  marble, statement lighting, and beautiful artworks.

  Kiev's three lines cut across the city, serving its almost 3
  million residents, and the system is home to what is claimed to
  be the world's deepest subway station, almost 350 feet below
  street level.

  The subway carries
  about 1.3 million people a day and is filled with modern
  amenities like phone service and information screens.

  But much of its beauty dates back to when its first stations
  opened in 1960, when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union.

  Here's what it looks like.

  • The metro system in Kiev, Ukraine's capital city, is strikingly beautiful.
  • First opened in the 1960s when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, it is filled with chandeliers, mosaics, and colorful stone.
  • It also claims to have the deepest subway station in the world at 105.5 meters, or 346 feet, below street level.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The subway system in Ukraine's capital city is filled with marble, statement lighting, and beautiful artworks.

Kiev's three lines cut across the city, serving its almost 3 million residents, and the system is home to what is claimed to be the world's deepest subway station, almost 350 feet below street level.

The subway carries about 1.3 million people a day and is filled with modern amenities like phone service and information screens.

But much of its beauty dates back to when its first stations opened in 1960, when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union.

Here's what it looks like.

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