The Rimskaya Station is named after Antient Rome to remind that Mocow is the successor of the Roman Empire (Moscow is Third Rome). After the the Fall of Constantinople to Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire on 29 May 1453, Ivan III, Grand Duke of Moscow, who had married Sophia Paleologue, a niece of Constantine XI, the last Eastern Roman Emperor, declared: "Two Romes have fallen. The third stands. And there will be no fourth." The station is decorated with typical Roman columns.