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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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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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This place is located a bit away from the City Center. Take the Orange line metro and get down at VDNKh station. with a 200 meter walking distance. Amazing history of Russia. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is located a bit away from the City Center. Take the Orange line metro and get down at VDNKh station. with a 200 meter walking distance. Amazing history of Russia. If you are not visiting this place then you are surely missing something.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think is the most impressive park I,ve ever been. Worth every second expend there. The park near the shuttle was lovely and my daughter played enjoying like crazy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a half day Soviet Russia private tour of this park. What an enjoyable and relaxing time with predominately local and tourist Russians. The fountains and gardens (replanted with red and white roses as in Lenins time, at Putins request) looked beautiful. One fountain was originally covered in brightly coloured tiny tiles and will be restored to that. Interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monument to space travel is truly astonishing with interesting space museum underneath. Park is huge - mix of formal gardens, fountains and statues with wilder areas and lakes. Hire bikes by the hour to get the most out of it. Lots of places to eat - or take a picnic. Easily accessible by Metro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Moscow 3 times but never went here.. surprisingly it was the highlight of the trip.. huge huge park great fountains amazing buildings and people watching plus a amazing church across the road and the space museum all here.. a day well spent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have extra time and have visited all the major attractions, you should head for northern suburbs where this exhibition is held. It's a permanent exhibition established some 80 years ago with some remodeling and adding over the years. The exhibition was started during the Stalin era to emphasize communist achievements in fields of industry, agriculture and later space... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

As well as exploring the assemblage of building exhibiting grandiose soviet architecture in the centre of crowded, noisy and traffic polluted Moscow, there is another example of grandiose soviet architecture situated in a magnificent park in the northern suburbs of Moscow. The Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy, known locally as VDNKh, was designed and built in the 1930`s... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Had a nice time visiting last year during the light show in October 2015. Very crowded and full of people for the light festival. I hope to return this year to see it during daytime. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Some wonderful pavilions from a bygone era. Perfect on a sunny day for a free stroll and a good place to relax away from the crowds in the main city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The center "VDNKh" (or VVTs) still works including the name of a nearby subway station and some sights: pavilions fountains a luna-park Cosmonautics museum a rocket and even a Buran spaceсraft

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