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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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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Lots to see!

It is good to have a Russian friend take you here and tell you history of this big, big park! I want to come back at Christmas time to see and ride ferriswheel again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Little Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is good to have a Russian friend take you here and tell you history of this big, big park! I want to come back at Christmas time to see and ride ferriswheel again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I visited this Exhibition place in the winter. While unfortunately a few of the exhibitions were closed off, presumably for repairs, there was no shortage of interesting things to see. It's a place that oozes history and has interesting exhibitions on former member-states of the Soviet Union, housed in beautifully decorated buildings of Stalinist grandeur and the glorification of the... More 

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Thank TonderaiMatanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

nice park with gives a little flash back to russia in the old days. lovely to walk around but be prepared to walk a lot cause this place is huge

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very advisable to see when in Moscow of Russia.Attractions, museums, exhibitions are there and famous space pavilion

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Олег Ш, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The park is big and nice. Lots of attractions. Also there are nice pavilions to see. Nice place to go with children. Some people ride bycylcles. The place is huge. Would recommend in good weather,

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Олег Ш, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words! We hope to see you in our park again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

It was very touching for me specifically. There was an inside exhibition there with photos and music from the ww2 and I couldn't hold my tears. Then we went to this great restaurant next to the fountain and had an authentic lunch. It is a must seen place. Take minimum half day.

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Олег Ш, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words! We are looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Great to see. Directly located at a metro station. Disco and Ice rink and some kids attractions located there. Also impressive is the architecture.

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Олег Ш, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), responded to this review

Thank you for such a kind review! We are glad to know that our international guests enjoy visiting us and have a great time in VDNH! We are trying to make your every stay here as comfortable and exiting as possible! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Firstly While going inside the park it have beautiful entrance gate. Every things inside the park is beautiful from museums to fountains , from nature's beauty to architectural beauty. It have many museums but all which it's know structure and specialty. It is free to go inside to park but their are charges if you want to see inside the... More 

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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 за отзыв! Мы стремимся обеспечить наших гостей всеми условиями для незабываемого отдыха на территории нашего комплекса! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I went on a group tour of Russia with only 3 days in Moscow before proceeding to Kazan & St Petersburg. This is part of our itinerary hence we had no choice. As it was far from city and time taken to reach with the popular Moscow traffic, I would have given it a miss and spent more time at... More 

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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 за Ваш отзыв! Мы сожалеем, что Ваш визит пришелся на время реконструкции многих объектов нашего парка, но ее целью... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Huge parc with monuments, statues and palaces. The demonstration (propaganda) of communist power. Russians really like huge, disproportionate buildings. Every building is dedicated to the glory of Russian agriculture and communist system. Even the lamps are in form of wheat. We advise you to take a bike (velobike.ru) like we did, so you can see more and quicker. Otherwise you... More 

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Олег Ш, Менеджер по связям с общественностью at The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh), responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope you enjoyed your stay at our park and you are very welcomed to return and visit many other gorgeous exhibitions that take place in VDNH! More 

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