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    The Peoples' Friendship Fountain at VDNKH park in Moscow.

    One of Russia’s most famous venues, the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy (VDNKH) park in Moscow, will be 80 years old on August first. The history of the park dates back to the 1930s, when the construction of the first pavilions began.

    All of the architectural landmarks we can see at VDNKH today were built in 1954. The park features 134,000 square metres of exhibition space.

    It makes the list of the world’s 50-largest exhibition centres. This season, VDNKH offers more than a hundred cultural events, music and theatre festivals, as well as sporting activities.    

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