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The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)

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Address: Mira Ave, 119 | Metro: VDNKh, Moscow 129223, Russia
Phone Number: +7 495 544-34-00
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Huge park with monuments, buildings and a Vostok rocket.

If you have the time (3hrs +) and a nice day then this is a good place to have a stroll. Russia does not do small Monuments\buildings and here is a place that proves it. Near... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If you have the time (3hrs +) and a nice day then this is a good place to have a stroll. Russia does not do small Monuments\buildings and here is a place that proves it. Near to the Cosmonaut museum so both worth a visit. Park is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I used to visit this park with my children 5 years ago and when I visited it yesterday I hardly recognised it. Renovated buildings, flowers everywhere, people on bikes, nice exhibitions,.. Worth to visit!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is an amazing monument to the socialist past. A must visit and such a lovely place to spend a day and evening. Full of ageing monuments, pavilions, museums and exhibitions. A Mecca for inline skaters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This park really the best park of the Soviet history. If you want to feel the atmosphere of USSR you must to go there. For me it's second place after Red Square. It's huge park with soviet buildings, fountains and every building has the name of one of the soviet republic or name of the soviet ministry. Go there and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is one of the best exhibition grounds in the world perhaps definitely in Russia. Well maintained n lots of statues n things to do. Lots of walking around this area. Best way to hire a golf cart to take you around in a short span of time ⌚.

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Олег Ш, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), responded to this review
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Спасибо! Мы стараемся развивать и поддерживать это замечательное место! И мы рады, что вам понравилось! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Was there on May days. The weather was rainy and windy, as well as awful. Ee had some walk alongside the park, visited a few places. The territory has become better. Less trade, more fun, more culture, more beautiful. The entrance is free. There are electromobiles to carry you around, bikes or scooters to hire. For kids and adults there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Experience Soviet Union !!! Just opposite to the cosmonaut museum. There are lots of statues during the Soviet Union period. One of the beautiful parks in Moscow today!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It's a good place to visit with kids. Nice Politech Museum, Horror hall and upside down house - good for chieldren to amuse. Some cafes are aslo available, don't expect cheap prices - it is still Moscow)) It reminds a former Soviet time from every building you see, but the atmosphere's been already chaged. Quite convenient to reach by tube.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very neat place, sort of odd in the winter as much is closed. The place is huge and we didn't see but 1/2 as it was russia in the winter. You could see how this was the amzing Soviet worlds fair once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

You can plan the whole day for visiting this former Soviet exhibition area. It has lots of things to do for fun. Roller-skating, skating (in winter) and what not. I never miss the Armenia pavillion with its tasting hall)))

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Additional Information about The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)

Address: Address: Mira Ave, 119 | Metro: VDNKh, Moscow 129223, Russia
Phone Number: +7 495 544-34-00
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Central Russia  >  Moscow
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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