VDNKh – Back in USSR
This is a tour to the Park of the Soviet Dream – a springboard of pride in front of the entire world, whose entrance is symbolically graced by the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman sculpture that won the Grand Prix at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1937.
One of Moscow’s main legacies from Soviet times is the area of an agricultural exhibition that was subsequently transformed into a permanent exhibition of the best achievements of the USSR’s domestic economy. The premises of VDNKh became a place where unique architectural ideas and designs came to life, many of which embodied the dream of the Soviet person. The interesting architecture of the pavilions represented Soviet republics and industries in the domestic economy, each with its individual appearance – and all of them together are the indivisible ensemble of VDNKh. With the help of a guide, you can find abandoned pavilions and buildings from different periods since the 1930’s.
Here as well you can see famous fountains, alleys, and a copy of the first launch vehicle Vostok (and the Museum of Cosmonautics).
And at the entrance to VDNKh we are met by two of the most famous representatives of the Soviet Union – the symbolic Worker and Kolkhoz Woman. VVTs (the new name of VDNKh), like a time machine, will carry us back to the past, revealing the nature of the Soviet utopia, and giving a unique opportunity to feel those times.
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