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The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)

Mira Ave., 119, Moscow 129223, Russia
+7 495 544-34-00
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The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy is one of the largest exhibitions, museums and recreation complexes in the world. It is one of the most popular public places of the Russian capital. It hosts more than 19 million guests per year. The Exhibition was opened on 1 August 1939. Its name has changed several times, i.e. VSHV ВСХВ, VPV ВПВ, VDNH USSR ВДНХ СССР, ВВЦ VVC. In spring 2014 the Moscow City Government launched a large scale project of the VDNH’s revival commemorated to the 75-year Anniversary of the main exhibition centre of the country. On the initiative of the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, and according to the results of citizens’ electronic voting the VDNH had its famous historical name of “Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy” returned. The name corresponds to VDNH in Russian. Now, the VDNH is combined with the Botanic Gardens and Ostankino Park. Its total area is more than 520 ha. On the territory of VDNH you can see many architectural masterpieces, large and small parks, and unique fountains. Forty-five sites at VDNH are recognized as cultural property sites of federal significance. More than 100 international exhibitions and congresses, dozens of festivals and special events as well as new expositions are held at VDNH yearly. With the revival of the open-air theater that was opened on 1 August 2014, the Exhibition achieved the status of popular outdoor performance stage hosting best world performing musicians from Russia and abroad. Come enjoy the VDNH!
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Mira Ave., 119, Moscow 129223, Russia
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"soviet architecture"
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"huge park"
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"space museum"
in 10 reviews
"central pavilion"
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"soviet union"
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"an aquarium"
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"atomic energy"
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"marine biology"
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"friendship fountain"
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"fallen into disrepair"
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"space shuttle"
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"fifa world cup"
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"ice skating"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not visit the rest of the park but just the aquarium which was awesome. It was spacious with beautiful display of the fishes and underwater creatures. The watershow was superb and well done. Do not miss it if you are there and if...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ice skating is phenomenal in winter. Huge area and thousands of people create a magical atmosphere.

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Much open room, exquisite green and flowering spaces, orchards, etc; wonderful Soviet architecture; different-theme pavilions (to name just a few - garden issues, stock farming, domestic animals, gems, jewelry, traditional Russian arts, local souvenirs, various cuisines and Republics (Armenia, Bielarus, etc)), many cafés and a...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

A permanent fairgrounds! It's just huge, I don't know how to describe it. Many museums for kids and adults, an aquarium I think, gardens and plazas and fountains. I was there with locals, and we got lost because it kind of connects to other parks...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

I went here on an early morning, there were barely any people there which is good! However, most of the statues, pavilions, open areas, including the entrance gate is under major renovation, so it's not as amazing as one would expect (I believe all will...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

In Soviet times, this was quite a place to visit. There is much construction work going on and the crowds are no longer there. I went especially to see the nearby Ostankino TV Tower, Space Monument and the art deco Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Monument...it...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

The buildings and the park in general are worth a visit - it's amazing to see what they've build there. Be prepared for some really "weird" stuff - don't go there when you look for "cute" architecture. A few minutes away is the "Worker and...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This place is a building site until 2018. I'm sure it'll be great when done but until then it gets one star. Even the public toilets were closed. We had to go to McDonalds to find one, and after checking out the Worker & Woman...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Fantastic park, with a monument for each republic. The area is huge, so I would recommend to rent a bike :-)

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

If you tour European cities, often all you'll see is an old church or town square of some sort. The VDNH manages to distinguish itself from all these cliches. It's massive, the pavilions are visually interesting, and there is just a sense of scale that...More

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