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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
+7 495 544-34-00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is had fallen into disrepair and is currently going through various stages of renovation. Although not everything is currently open, and some things are covered with scaffolding, on the whole, I think it's still worth a visit. There is a lot to see...More

Thank hoya94
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is learnt that previous the area is surrounded by exhibition halls displaying the historical and glorious parts of Russia. But currently, the large area has been converted into a large city park with nice fountains, statues, flower planters and benches with exhibition halls around...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was once a collections of exhibition halls from soviet era, but now inside the halls you see small shops selling clothes, foods etc.

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was suggested from tour's admin (Anna-Moscow private tour). It's really nice place to see a glimpse of Soviet Union's idea about agriculture. Each building represented each country which really unique. And the landscape is beautiful too - nice for taking photos.

Thank Simon V
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This massive complex of pavilions buildings whose glory is fading fast, long walkways and elaborate fountains is a throwback to the Soviet era of glorification. The 90 or so pavilions built to house displays of progress of the great collectivisation of the farms, now host...More

Thank Nesvil
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a large complex of old Soviet pavilions. The exhibition about Soviet achievements during Soviet times.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It was a huge exhibition place for USSR countries before, but now this is a nice big park, with fountains, entertainment pavilions, some exhibitions. Pleasant to walk & relax. Can be crowdy on weekends.

Thank Podstrelova
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

VDNKh is transforming in to new park full of great gems and with a greater history background. All pavilions should be opened soon . Currently Armenia made his own super

Thank KirillandOlya a
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Even when everything is closed, the historic soviet architecture and immersive formality of the space makes for a fascinating walk through history. But, it is a long walk. Imagine if EPCOT were about 7 times the size and designed by Stalin. We walked around after...More

Thank Guths
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a famous Soviet-time park: a lot of history behind it and some great Soviet architecture inside. The points to keep in mind are: 1) it's rather far from the centre and 2) its territory is huge, you can't walk around it and leave...More

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