Kropotkinskaya — a Love Letter to a Moscow Metro Station

For many, their favourite place in Moscow could be a world famous heritage landmark — Red Square, the Bolshoi Theatre or St Basil’s Cathedral. The city is dotted with extraordinary places from hundreds of years of history whose first impact is never forgotten. But as I returned to Moscow earlier this year after too long an absence, a visit in a weirdly warm winter squeezed in before the pandemic, I realised the place which means most to me is something different. A place which thousands of commuters rush through every day with barely a second thought.