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April 2, 2021, 16:12

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Photo by V. Novikov. Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government

City fairs are planned to be united under a single brand. Its residents will be able to select it in the “Active Citizen” project.

Seasonal weekend fairs begin in April every year. This year, on April 2, 65 fairs opened with 1526 trade places. They also appeared in those areas of the city where there are still no year-round fairs.

“We continue to develop the trade fair trade in Moscow, creating such beautiful complexes. There are already more than 40 such complexes. This year 20 more will be commissioned, and they will cover almost half of Moscow’s districts. The atmosphere here is completely different. They trade all year round, and not only in summer, practically all week, and here, of course, a completely different assortment is presented, “he noted.

Sergei Sobyaninwhile visiting the festival and fair ground on Profsoyuznaya street (possession 41).

According to the Mayor of Moscow, the fairs have become popular places among the guests and residents of the capital, and their level is quite comparable in quality, and often surpasses the fairs of Paris, Barcelona and other cities of the world.

“Therefore, you can think and vote on the“ Active Citizen ”and introduce a brand with a new standard for such fairs. I think we will definitely do this, we will continue to develop such wonderful complexes, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

The Mayor of Moscow met with workers, sellers, buyers and participants in master classes dedicated to the International Children’s Book Day. Events dedicated to this day will be held this weekend at the fair and other festival venues in Moscow. Those who wish will be able to purchase books for kids and teenagers, including encyclopedias, works of art, popular science books, comics and reference books for study. In total, more than 450 creative, second-hand, art and culinary master classes will be held in Moscow. Young guests can make book folders from eco-materials, learn about second-hand books and calligraphy, and come up with illustrations for their favorite works.

Interregional fairs

In recent years, year-round interregional fairs have been the most demanded and popular format in Moscow. They operate at 44 sites. The network continues to develop – in 2021 it is planned to open about 20 more fairs. In the pavilions, citizens can buy fresh vegetables and fruits, fish, meat and dairy products, confectionery and bakery products, groceries, honey, pickles and semi-finished products from 42 regions of Russia and a number of countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The fair pavilions are installed near metro stations and in other passages, equipped with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and video surveillance systems, as well as commercial and refrigeration equipment, which makes them comfortable for sellers and buyers at any time of the year. The producers themselves often work behind the counters – farmers, cheese makers, bakers and others.

“Food control – veterinary, sanitary control, there is even a small cafe. This is such a center of the district. At many fairs, festival grounds have been built nearby, where you can hold regional holidays, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

All products are tested in mobile laboratories and departments of the state veterinary examination Moscow Association of Veterinary Medicine… In the context of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the main conditions for the work of fairs remains the mandatory observance of sanitary and epidemiological measures. Sellers and buyers must wear personal protective equipment and maintain social distancing.

Most year-round fairs are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Monday is cleaning day). Some venues are open from Thursday to Sunday.

Since the beginning of the year, more than 660 thousand people have visited the interregional fairs, about 570 tons of products have been sold.

Fair on Profsoyuznaya Street

The year-round interregional fair in Cheryomushki was opened on March 17, 2020.

The main pavilion is designed for 39 trading places. Among them there are 10 places for selling vegetables, fruits, dried fruits and pickles, 16 – meat and dairy products and semi-finished products, two – fish, 11 – confectionery, groceries and bread. There is also a special place for the cafe. On the street alley next to the pavilion, seasonal agricultural products are sold and tastings are held.

For storage of products at the fair, warehouse zones and refrigerators are organized. The connection to the city water supply networks is also provided. For employees there are changing rooms with shower rooms.

Particular attention is paid to the quality and control of the products sold. There is a separate area at the fair where the veterinary laboratory operates.

Today, at the fair in Cheryomushki, you can buy products from 13 regions of Russia: Astrakhan, Belgorod, Bryansk, Vladimir, Voronezh, Kaluga, Kursk, Lipetsk, Moscow, Penza, Tambov and Yaroslavl regions, as well as from the Chuvash Republic. In addition, goods are sold from Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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