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The virtual walk begins at the City Farm at VDNKh and ends at the Cosmonauts Alley.
On the “Know Moscow” portal appeared online route in the Ostankino district… During a virtual tour with 19 stops, users will find out where Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich liked to hunt, in which house Sergei Korolev lived and where the Polish monarch was received. The route plan was developed in conjunction with the city program “My region”.
“Ostankino is one of the largest districts in the north-east of the capital, and the walking route turned out to be very diverse. Walking virtually on it, you can get acquainted with the world’s largest exhibition and recreation complex VDNKh, walk along the air path among centuries-old oak trees and visit the “space” places of the area. And the participants of the excursion will learn how television was born and admire the views of the Ostankino tower through the screen of the Zvorykino TV. The new route on the Discover Moscow portal will acquaint users with interesting places of VDNKh and tell about the centuries-old history of the region. The interactive guide contains photographs of all objects and a detailed description of each point on the route, “said Ksenia Vinogradova, head of the” Get to know Moscow “project in
Alpaca and green labyrinth
The route starts around “City farm” at VDNKh… Here you can see sculptures of a hunter with a husky and a marten and a woman breeder with foxes in her arms. Previously, these compositions stood at Pavilion No. 45 “Hunting and Animal Breeding”. All buildings of the farm are stylized as village houses with gable roofs. The barn and the poultry yard are located in the lower zone. The farm is home to peacock, alpaca and reindeer, raccoons and rabbits.
The next point of the walk is VDNKh landscape park an area of over 87 hectares. The ecological complex consists of five thematic zones: “Botanical Nature” with Kamenskiye Ponds, “Entertainment Nature”, “Wild Nature”, “Science and Arts Nature” and “Cultivated Nature”. In the entertainment area, you can look into green labyrinth.
Botanical garden, greenhouse and eco trail
Main Botanical Garden named after N.V. Tsitsina RAS– one of the largest in Europe. Previously, on its territory there was the Ostankino forest, the Erdenevskaya grove, which was part of the Ostankino oak forest, and the Leonovsky forest. All these places were mentioned in the annals of 1584, it was here that the father of Peter I, Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, loved to hunt. In the middle of the 18th century, the Ostankino oak forests passed into the possession of the Sheremetev family. At the end of the 19th century, the forest area began to be sold for summer cottages, and after the war it was decided to arrange a botanical garden of continuous flowering here.
Here, for example, you can see the Manchu walnut – a sprawling multi-stemmed tree. The garden is designed so that the plants bloom from April to November, replacing each other. One of the most beautiful corners of the park – rose garden, roses bloom in it from May to October. There is also a building in the garden Old Stock Conservatory… It resembles an old English mansion with a winter garden or an antique temple, to which the gardens of Adonis were added. About seven thousand plants from all over the world grow here, and there was also a palm tree that Cuban leader Fidel Castro gave to Leonid Brezhnev during his visit to the USSR.
Not far from the Botanical Garden is located eco trail, or air road… Here begins a fascinating path along the Sheremetevskaya oak forest 500 meters long. Walking along the eco trail, guests will see century-old trees – some of them are 150 or even 200 years old.
Monument to a television pioneer and a baroque temple
The next point on the route is park “Ostankino”, one of the oldest in the capital. It appeared in the 18th century under the Sheremetevs – according to the fashion of that time, it was divided into French and English landscape zones. At the Ostankino estate built here, a palace-theater appeared – it hosted performances and balls, so the park was rarely empty. In July 1795, the winners in the war with Turkey were honored here, and two years later they received Emperor Paul I and the Polish king Stanislav Poniatowski. Today, in the Ostankino park, pedestrian alleys are laid through the forest territory, benches, gazebos and hammocks are installed along the paths. There is also a football field, bike paths, fitness trails and equipment rental points.
One of the oldest buildings in the Ostankino district – Church of the Life-Giving Trinity… The first church on this site was built under the clerk Shchelkalov, then in the Time of Troubles it was destroyed. The land passed into the possession of the princes of Cherkassky, who built a boyar courtyard and a wooden church here. And by 1683 in the village there was already a beautiful stone church of the Holy Trinity in the Naryshkin Baroque style. She became the standard of national architecture, the techniques of which were later used in the construction of new churches not only in Russia, but also abroad. Divine services in the Trinity Church continued until 1933, later it was transferred to the Ostankino Estate Museum. In the 1980s, concerts of sacred music were held here, and in 1991 church services began again.
Then you can visit the Ostankino pond, near which is located monument to the Russian inventor and one of the pioneers of television Vladimir Zvorykin… The monument was opened in 2013, to the 125th anniversary of the birth of the engineer. The two-meter sculpture of Zvorykin is cast in bronze, and the TV is made of marble. It is designed in such a way that anyone can literally be on the other side of the screen. The location of the monument is also symbolic – in the background Ostankino TV towernext to the television center.
“Space” places of Moscow
Further, the virtual route leads to the main “space” places in Moscow. In a small park on Ostankinskaya Street there is House-Museum of Sergei Korolyov… There you can see the study and the library of the scientist, his student notes and a notebook, which describes his last days.
Nearby, on the territory of the Cosmopark, is Space Museum… Here are collected exhibits telling about the successes of Russian cosmonautics. In the museum, you can see a technological duplicate of the first artificial satellite of the Earth, and also learn how Yuri Gagarin’s heart beat, thanks to a cardiogram taken less than a day before the first flight into space.
Continues the space theme majestic Monument to the Conquerors of Space107 meters high. It depicts a rocket leaving a voluminous trail behind it. The titanium plate cladding protects it from corrosion and the effects of the weather, and also reflects the sky beautifully.
The route ends at Alley of Cosmonauts, Opened on October 4, 1967 in honor of the tenth anniversary of the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite. There are 14 monuments to Soviet scientists and cosmonauts, as well as bronze sculptures – the globes of the Earth and the starry sky, and in the center – the composition “Planets of the Solar System”.
You can read more about all the sights of the online route on the portal “Get to know Moscow”.
“Know Moscow” is a joint project of the Moscow departments of information technology, culture, cultural heritage, education and science. The interactive city guide contains photographs and descriptions of more than two thousand buildings, 666 monuments, 333 museums, 83 quests and more than 160 thematic routes in various districts of the capital.
“My region”– the program of the Mayor of Moscow, the goal and priority of which is the creation of a high-quality urban environment. As part of the program, modern social infrastructure facilities are being opened, parks, squares and public spaces are being developed, and courtyards are being improved.
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