Architects may have felt creatively stifled in the old Soviet empire – but there was one place where their imaginations were encouraged to run riot: the bus stop.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/02/soviet-superpower-why-russia-has-the-worlds-most-beautiful-bus-stops

(discussion on HN: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10186954 praising the subway stations as well)