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Photo by D. Grishkin. Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government
Marriage registrations will take place in the dome part against the backdrop of the rotating planet Earth.
From July it will be possible to get married at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh. Acceptance of applications for marriage registration at the new site is already open, she said Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Moscow Government for Social Development.
“Unusual sites for registering a marriage are especially popular among Moscow newlyweds – 85 percent of the seats have already been taken in the summer months. Therefore, we are opening another location for marriage – the Space pavilion at VDNKh. Newlyweds can now choose one of the available dates until the end of the year and apply. The first weddings will take place in July, ”she said.
The pavilion opens for newlyweds in the anniversary year of the first manned space flight. In the center, you can see more than 120 unique samples of flying and space technology, exhibits of military-industrial enterprises, over two thousand rare archival documents, photographs and video materials about the history of space achievements.
Marriage registrations will take place in the dome part against the backdrop of the rotating planet Earth. The majestic dome 60 meters high is the hallmark of the pavilion. Despite its huge size, thanks to its unique design, it seems very light: narrow metal ribs and solid glazing create a feeling of airiness and do not impede the penetration of light into the pavilion.
The dome is crowned with a five-pointed star, which was previously located on the Trinity Tower of the Moscow Kremlin. Such stars appeared on four Kremlin towers in 1935, later they were replaced by ruby ones. A huge five-meter star not only adorned the dome, but was also a bright and unusual chandelier. In 2017–2018, during large-scale restoration work, the star was recreated according to old sketches and drawings, and it again took its place on the dome of the pavilion.
You can apply for marriage at the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center online at mos.ru and the portal of public services, as well as in person at the Wedding Palace at VDNKh. The state duty remains the same – 350 rubles, and when applying online – 245 rubles.
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