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The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)

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Address: Mira Ave, 119, Moscow 129223, Russia
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The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy is one of the largest...

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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Public scating ring at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)

This is one of the biggest scating ring in Europe. You can enjoy scating and nice view around with the great fontains and buildings. You can find short video about scating ring at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the biggest scating ring in Europe. You can enjoy scating and nice view around with the great fontains and buildings. You can find short video about scating ring at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) on my channel: Happy hours of life - Счастливые мгновения

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

VDNKh (ВДНХ) is a famous exhibition centre and a well know park complex (along with Moscow Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences and Ostankino Park), with several museums (The interactive museum Buran, specially recommended), a huge aquarium (The center of oceanography and marine biology “Moskvarium”, recommended as well), restaurants/cafes, entertainment attractions, rides, events and a lot more. It's very easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place very much especially in summertime. You can see here history of the Soviet time and this priceless. And in wintertime they have the biggest scating rink in the World, so definitely highly advise to visit this park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a great place to spend a day. There are exhibition buildings from the former republics of the USSR. This grounds are enormous and stretch forever so you can easily spend a day just walking. We tried to go in several of the buildings but each cost R300 so we passed. So we just walked. But the buildings are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Being already full of early grand soviet architecture, exhibitions, eateries and green space, VDNKh is undergoing massive reconstruction. In the next two years it will get a new observation wheel, a cinema, Russian cinema museum, atomic energy pavillion and new refurbished green areas to name a few. Space exploration will become one of VDNKhs main topics. There is already a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A snowy day in mid-November may be quite atmospheric in many ways but strolling around the largely empty park with many attractions closed or under repair was a touch challenging. They were also setting up for the winter season so there was a lot of construction going on. Still the architecture of the various pavilions was impressive, it was just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I went there to visit a space exhibition, but I also was able to see a gallery of pictures with national costumes from all around Russia and the republics. I loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

VDNKh, to use its Russian acronym, was to the Soviet Union what EXPO is to the world, only permanent and even more monumental. In one place, visitors could be wowed at the many facets of Soviet progress in agriculture, mining, manufacturing, technology and services - the pillars of an economy. Take a stroll by, or through, the many pavillions and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We spent two days there, so much stuff see there, over there you can spend time with your kids and family or friends. there stuff to see for everyone. must go to moskvarium.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

As a mongolian I watched many Russian old movies when I was young. There is a monument which always appears in old russian movies in the start. There are many monuments of astronauts and rocket. You can spend whole day at this park visiting museum, eating and relaxing.

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