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The subject of this article appears in the Metro 2033 novel.

Kitay-gorod (Russian: Китай-город) is a transfer station that is visited by Artyom, along with Khan and Ace, in the novel Metro 2033. It is divided into two territories controlled by two gangs.


Khan, Ace, and Artyom reach Kitay-gorod from Sukharevskaya. Upon arriving at the station, they find out that two gangs reside there; the first gang is the Russian Bratva called the Brother Slavs, the second gang is Muslim Caucasians consisting of Azerbaijanis and Chechens - these gangs come from the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line and are usually called Kaluzkhys or Rizhskys by the citizens of the Moscow Metro. The characters become separated during an attack from Tretyakovskaya and Artyom is forced to flee from the station.


  • There are no laws or law enforcement at the station of Kitay-gorod, only anarchy and crime reigns at the station.
  • It's in touch and connected with Sukharevskaya, where caravaneers and travelers come and stay before leaving.
  • The station is colloquially referred to as "Chinatown" in Metro: Last Light, as shown by the map in the D6 command room where you meet Anna at the start of the game. However, the actual name "Kitay-gorod" refers to the historical part of the city above it and its etymology is a little more complicated than that.