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The subject of this article appears in the Metro 2033 novel. The subject of this article appears in the Metro 2034 novel. The subject of this article appears in the Metro 2035 novel. The subject of this article appears in the Metro 2033 video game. The subject of this article appears in the Metro Last Light video game. The subject of this article appears in the Universe of Metro 2033 book series.

The Koltsevaya Line (Russian: Кольцевая линия, literally Circular Line or Circle Line), also known as the "Ring Line", is Line 5 of the Moscow Metro.

Overview[]

Koltsevaya Line is home to the Commonwealth of Stations of the Ring Line, more commonly known as Hanza. This faction, that tries to remain neutral on the political map of Moscow and focuses mainly on trading, controls all 12 stations that form the Koltsevaya Line.

It is a very strategic location for a faction of traders, because transfer to almost any other Moscow Metro line is possible from there. Anybody who wants to come from one of the radial sections of the metro to the central section also has to pass through the Koltsevaya Line. This is not always easy, as some (if not most) Hanza stations have "border controls" where citizens of the Metro have to prove their identity with a valid passport. This practice was established to limit smuggling and to prevent bandits and other outlaws from getting into the more densely populated parts of the Metro, where they could cause trouble.

List of Stations[]

All stations are transfer stations controlled by Hanza.

  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Kievskaya - Radial sections of the station are controlled by the Arbat Confederation
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Krasnopresnenskaya - Border between Hanza and the 1905 Confederation
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Belorusskaya - Radial section contains an important trading outpost
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Novoslobodskaya - By the events of Metro 2035, a dark and crumbling station
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Prospekt Mira - Transfer to Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line; also contains an important market where Metro citizens can trade
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Komsomolskaya - Border between Hanza and the Red Line where transfer is possible
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Kurskaya - Rumoured to be haunted by evil spirits
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Taganskaya - Wealthy station where electricity is not spared
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Paveletskaya - Hermetic door in its radial section is missing, so the station is constantly threatened by mutants coming from the surface; Hanza blocks access to its ring section at night to prevent mutants from getting deeper into the Metro
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Dobryninskaya - Transshipment point between other Hanza stations, quite poor for the faction's standards
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Oktyabrskaya - During the events of Metro: Last Light, its citizens are exposed to a biological weapon and massacred by Korbut's soldiers
  • Faction Logo Hanza.png Park Kultury - Borders with the Red Line, but its transfer tunnels are walled off
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