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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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+7 495 544-34-00
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"soviet architecture"
in 12 reviews
"huge park"
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"soviet union"
in 13 reviews
"central pavilion"
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"friendship fountain"
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"marine biology"
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"an aquarium"
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"fallen into disrepair"
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"statue of lenin"
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"soviet past"
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"kids and adults"
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"ice skating"
in 7 reviews
"rent a bike"
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"fifa world cup"
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"flea market"
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"soviet times"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really didn’t know about the park at all. Friends suggested we visit the cosmonaut museum and see the park. Went along just because. The Park was exquisite upon site and once in blew me away... amazing architecture and lots of history. Still not certain of...More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In fact I love this park, huge territory to walk, beautiful building post USSR art style, fountains, flowers....... But right now, the park under reconstruction, most of buildings are under reconstruction woods, roads are not working, unfortunately right now this is not good place to...More

Thank Vladimir R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place full where you can find the real history of Russia and the Soviet Union. It's a must do in Moscow.

Thank Ahmed A
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

So many highlights to see but these are the stand outs in my view. The statue of the worker and kolkhoz woman a supreme testament to communism. Statue of Lenin. The soaring 100m titanium obelisk to the ‘conquerors of space’ built to commemorate the launch...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

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 23 March 2018

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

Thank Geordie2666
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Reviewed 23 February 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 8 February 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

Thank Donald C
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Reviewed 26 October 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

Thank Papontee V
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Reviewed 12 October 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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