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September 24, 2021, 07:05

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Guests will learn about the history of the “Worker and Collective Farm Woman” monument, as well as take a virtual trip to the monk’s cell, the first printing house and the zemstvo school.

On September 27, on World Tourism Day, and on the weekend before VDNKh, one of the main points of attraction of the capital, which is annually visited by millions of guests from all over the world, free excursions and lectures will be held.

On September 25, 26 and 27 at 12:00 and 16:00 visitors are invited to excursions dedicated to one of the most recognizable monuments of monumental art of the Soviet era – the composition “Worker and Collective Farm Woman”. Its author, Vera Mukhina, created not only a sculptural masterpiece, but also the main cinema symbol of the Soviet Union. Participants will learn about the history of the monument and its appearance at VDNKh. Tourists will be able to climb to the roof of the pavilion of the same name, from where a picturesque panorama of the territory of the main exhibition of the country opens. Participation is free, but preliminary is required registration… The duration of the excursion is 40 minutes, starting from the stylobate of the “Worker and Collective Farm Woman” pavilion.

Another thematic excursion – “How the Cyrillic alphabet traveled across Russia” – will take place on September 26 at 15:00 and 18:00 in the center of Slavic writing “Slovo”. Writing appeared in Russia at the end of the 10th century and over its more than 1000-year history has passed a unique way. The participants of the excursion will make a virtual journey through the ancient cities and different historical eras, visit the monk’s cell, the first printing press and the zemstvo school. To participate you need registration.

On the same day, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center invites you to three events dedicated to space tourism. At 13:00, within the framework of the Space Lessons project, a meeting “Into Space on a Voucher” will take place. The president of the center, pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Fedor Yurchikhin and the head of the company’s representative office for organizing space tourism in Russia Sergey Kostenko will discuss with the guests how travel, which was previously described only in science fiction, becomes a reality. To participate you need register.

At 16:00 a space digest will take place, at which the chairman of the youth council of the Russian Space Society, Denis Prudnik, will talk about the first fully tourist mission into space. Need registration… And at 6:00 pm, guests of the Space Tourism lecture will learn how to make their dream of flying into orbit come true. You will also need registration.

VDNKh continues to take preventive measures established by Rospotrebnadzor. In addition, the country’s main exhibition has joined the Moscow part of the international program Safe Travels Discover Moscow… It is the first global travel safety initiative amid the COVID-19 pandemic launched by the World Travel and Tourism Council. The green sign of the project guarantees tourists that the services provided to the participants of the program meet uniform standards and requirements of sanitary and hygienic norms.

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

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