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Monument to Romulus and Remus at the Rimskaya station

Monument to Romulus and Remus at the Rimskaya station
Monument to Romulus and Remus at the Rimskaya station, Moscow

The Rimskaya metro station of the Moscow Metro is known for the fact that the most deeply located monument of the capital is located on its territory. At a distance of more than fifty meters from the earth’s surface, there is a sculptural group – the figures of two naked kids – Romulus and Remus. The statues of the future founders of Rome are made of porcelain. One boy sits on a pedestal that looks like the ruins of collapsed columns, the second is looking at something among them. The brothers look surprisingly natural. The spontaneity and curiosity inherent in their age is very accurately conveyed by the authors.

This is not just a monument, it is also a fountain, which, however, does not rush up. The sculpture is played with flowing streams of water. This is a unique phenomenon for the metropolitan subway: “Rimskaya” is the only station where you can find a fountain.

The authors of this sculpture are the architect L. L. Berlin, as well as the Italian sculptors J. P. Imbrighi and A. Cuatrocchi.

Not far from the monument there are four medallions made in a similar technique and supporting the general theme of the station’s design. One of them, for example, depicts a she-wolf who nursed and raised the future founders of the Eternal City.

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