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The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)

Mira Ave., 119, Moscow 129223, Russia
+7 495 544-34-00
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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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Mira Ave., 119, Moscow 129223, Russia
+7 495 544-34-00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This massive complex of pavilions buildings whose glory is fading fast, long walkways and elaborate fountains is a throwback to the Soviet era of glorification. The 90 or so pavilions built to house displays of progress of the great collectivisation of the farms, now host...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large complex of old Soviet pavilions. The exhibition about Soviet achievements during Soviet times.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a huge exhibition place for USSR countries before, but now this is a nice big park, with fountains, entertainment pavilions, some exhibitions. Pleasant to walk & relax. Can be crowdy on weekends.

Thank Podstrelova
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

VDNKh is transforming in to new park full of great gems and with a greater history background. All pavilions should be opened soon . Currently Armenia made his own super

Thank KirillandOlya a
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Even when everything is closed, the historic soviet architecture and immersive formality of the space makes for a fascinating walk through history. But, it is a long walk. Imagine if EPCOT were about 7 times the size and designed by Stalin. We walked around after...More

Thank Guths
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a famous Soviet-time park: a lot of history behind it and some great Soviet architecture inside. The points to keep in mind are: 1) it's rather far from the centre and 2) its territory is huge, you can't walk around it and leave...More

Thank Tatiana_Ok
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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...More

Thank Alexander I
Reviewed 16 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”,...More

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 30 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.

Thank Oko O
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...More

Thank russkwtx
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