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In honor of its birthday, VDNKh has prepared a festive program that will last on July 31 and August 1. It includes excursions, master classes, concerts and much more.

This year the main exhibition of the country turns 82 years old. A festive program dedicated to the birthday of VDNKh will take place on July 31 and August 1. Excursions and intellectual games, concerts and sports activities, master classes and performances await guests. Demonstration performances of motorcyclists and races of retro cars will be especially spectacular.

In honor of the exhibition’s birthday, newlyweds who got married on July 30 at the Cosmos pavilion and on July 31 at the Wedding Palace at VDNKh will be awarded certificates for planting personalized trees in the newlyweds’ garden.

In addition, the Stone Flower fountain will begin to work differently: the pattern of the jets will change, and the streams of water will form a series of alternating figures. This is how this fountain was in the mid-1950s, immediately after its opening.

On the territory of VDNKh, it is necessary to comply with all safety measures established by Rospotrebnadzor related to the spread of coronavirus infection: use masks and gloves in rooms and places where there are many people, observe social distance. It is worth remembering, however, that vaccination is the best defense against the virus. You can find out where to get vaccinated on the site

Most of the events are free of charge, you must first register to attend. The full program of the holiday can be found link… Registration for attending events is also open there.

Motorcycles, vintage cars and free excursions

A special program has been prepared by the Museum of the Special Purpose Garage of the FSO of Russia. On July 31, a solemn arrival of motorcyclists with an honorary escort from the museum along the VDNKh ring road will take place. Within two days, demonstration performances of this division will take place at pavilions No. 53, 54.

On July 31, the Museum of Transport of Moscow, together with the Autoculture project, invites viewers to a vintage car ride along the ring road from Oktyabrskaya Square to Promyshlennosti Square. It will end with an exhibition of the parade participants at pavilion 26. On August 1, guests will see the parade and the exhibition prepared by the Moskvich automobile club.

Free thematic excursions, most of which will be accompanied by sign language interpretation, will be held by the VDNKh museums. To get on them, you only need to register in advance.

Thus, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center organizes a tour “Between Heaven and Earth”, dedicated to the history of the pavilion from 1939 to the present day. There will also be excursions “Space outposts. Station “Mir” and others “and” Peace in the Universe “, during which they will talk about orbital stations and international space programs.

In the center of Slavic writing “Slovo” on holidays it will be possible to visit excursions dedicated to the emergence of the Slavic alphabet, as well as the development of writing and printing. Among them are educational programs “The world of the native language: from letter to book”, “The world of Slavic writing” and “From” Agriculture “to” Word “”.

On August 1, the VDNKh Museum will host an excursion “Happy Birthday, VDNKh! Happy birthday, museum! ” Visitors will learn about the main stages in the development of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition – VDNKh – VVTs – VDNKh, get acquainted with the symbolism and hidden meanings of the architectural decor of the pavilions, learn about the work of the exhibition reflected in posters and films.

Free tours around VDNKh are also planned. For example, the excursion “Night VDNKh” will allow you to look at the majestic architecture of the exhibition in the light of the setting sun and evening illumination. And the participants of the excursion “The Birth of VDNKh” will be able to stroll along the Central Alley, see the historical pavilions and landscape design, restored according to the model of 1954.

Mind games, literature and cinema

VDNKh has prepared many events for those who prefer intellectual leisure.

On August 1 it will be possible to take part in a master class “Literary walks around VDNKh”… Guests will walk through the exhibition grounds in the company of the writer Irina Lukyanova, who will share the secrets of her craft and tell you how to depict the world around you in a bright and exciting way.

Excursions will be held in the Ecocenter “Floriculture” on holidays. There will also be master classes on modern urban gardening. And on August 1, the Beekeeping Ecocenter will host the Summer Fun program, which included a lecture on herbal medicine and medicinal plants, as well as an excursion “The Wonderful World of Bees”.

In the open street lecture hall of the Museum of Cinema on August 1 at 15:00 a lecture “VDNKh in the cinema” will take place, telling about the history of the agricultural exhibition and its role in the national cinema on the example of such legendary films as “Pig and Shepherd”, “Foundling”

Sports passion and good music

Lovers of active leisure are welcome at open-air sports master classes. One of them will take place between Pavilion No. 64 and the food court. Experienced instructors will help you master a special kind of rope walking at a low altitude – slackline. An equipped area for training and streetball will be organized nearby. The site in the Ostankino Park will host hip-hop dance sports master classes.

On July 31, at the 3rd Kamensky pond and on August 1 at the chess club, classes in traditional Chinese qigong gymnastics will be held.

On July 31, a festive concert will take place at the Green Theater. The hits of popular groups and performers will sound here all day. Among the participants are the collectives “Mojito”, Tim3bomb, Artem Kacher and Ternovoy.

The next day, one of the final events of the VI International Festival of Arts will take place on the same site. “Inspiration”… The audience will be presented with the symphony performance “War and Peace”, which combines classical music and the great text of Leo Tolstoy. Theater and film actors Daria Moroz, Stanislav Duzhnikov and Anatoly Bely will take the stage. The conductor Ivan Rudin and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra are in charge of the musical part.

VDNKh is a unique public space. Today the exhibition brings together 49 cultural heritage sites, and its total area exceeds 325 hectares. All events on the territory of VDNKh are held in compliance with sanitary and epidemiological standards

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

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