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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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It's a bit outside the city center, but you will certainly not regret if you decide to give it a couple of hours. Located next to a subway, the area will give you a very nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It's a bit outside the city center, but you will certainly not regret if you decide to give it a couple of hours. Located next to a subway, the area will give you a very nice stroll along incredible pavillions. The park is huge, so consider renting a bike (it'll require you to show your passport), and it has so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is such a HUGE place-below are just highlights if you don't know where to start or don't speak the language. but firstly AVOID TASTING Kyrgys national drink made of wheat!! Forgot what it's called but it is brown, made of grains and will kill you. Nobody is as stong as Kyrgyz people to digest THAT! AN ADVICE-Get a bicycle-it... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was a sad, unpleasant, extremely commercial and a bit dangerous place 15 years ago. It has been renovated (mostly everything at this huge space), many interesting attractions have appeared. Better to visit in the morning, mo-fr unless you are a fan of crowds of people:) Strongly recommended to see: it is only one of that sort the World!

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was my second visit to VDNKh (вднх) and it's looking much better, there is so much to see and do in the park you can easily loose a full day here! But as is common in Russia English signs are pretty much non existant! And a lot of the displays in the buildings do not display prices! There is... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The park is now in good condition again, a lot of things to see including a few planes and helicopter. Renovation is going fast. A bit limited choice of food but not bad. There is also a scientific hall with a lot of experiments for kids and adults

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you want to have an easy day in Moscow, visit this park. I was here a few years ago and I was wondering how long it would last before the buildings would crumble. But the new government is restoring it, the plants are taken care of, the fountains and buildings are being restored. There is something for everyone here,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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

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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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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