Taganskaya (Koltsevaya Line)

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The chief decoration at Taganskaya, opened in 1950, are the majolica murals in the niches of the pylons, depicting the theme of Soviet Armed Forces: the Navy, tanks, artillery, silhouettes of Red Army soldiers, and military insignia. These murals, coupled with the marble finishing of the pylons and the exquisite "cluster" chandeliers crafted by Abram Damsky, make the station look grand despite the relative scarcity of decorations.