The architect's idea was to have the station illuminated by flat fixtures arranged along the central vault. Those fixtures have since been replaced with standard fluorescent lights, which make the ceiling look flat. But the original geometrical black and gray granite ornament of the floor is still there. This was the first Metro station ever where granite flooring was used. The asphalt paving of the other stations of the first echelon would also be replaced with granite later. The decorations must not be overlooked, most notably, the mosaic panel series Soviet People in the Years of the Great Patriotic War by Vladimir Frolov, who used the sketches of contemporary artists, and the four bas-reliefs sculpted by Ivan Efimov: People of the North, People of the Caucasus, Pilots and Engineers, Metal Workers and Engineers. It also makes sense to go upstairs to the ground lobby to see the huge mosaic panel on marble, depicting a parade in Red Square, where tanks and folk epic warriors take part side by side.
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