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Putin backs idea of creating miniature model park in RF

August 06, 2012, 18:36 UTC+3

The miniature model park will five times exceed foreign analogues

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VALAAM, Karelia, August 6 (Itar-Tass) — President Vladimir Putin has backed an idea of creating a miniature model park in Russia.

“This will be a nationwide project in the full sense of the word. Expositions of all regions of our country will be deployed on its territory,” Putin said on Monday.

“We can learn about their nature, traditions, cultural heritage and look at copies of unique architectural monuments in miniature and give over all Russia,” the president added.

According to Putin, many countries have such museums and they enjoy and enlighten people. “I’m sure that it would be right to implement this idea, especially due to the fact that with its unique nature, millenary history, the ethnic and cultural diversity Russia can really something to show. We have a lot to be proud of,” the president stressed.

The project was presented by president of the Russian Geographical Society, governor of the Moscow region Sergei Shoigu.

The miniature model Russia Park is expected to be set up near Domodedovo at the Small Moscow Ring Road on the square of about 1,000 hectares. The realistic model of Russia will reconstruct the nature of the country, the architecture of key cities, key natural and industrial facilities. The miniature model park will five times exceed foreign analogues.

The park is planning to be made interactive and open for the active family rest. According to the authors of the project, guests of the park will be able to effect an ascent of Elbrus Mount, go by boat on the Volga River or travel on roads throughout the whole country.

Russian regions will take part in creating the park. Each region will deploy local museums, ethnic villages and natural cuisine restaurants on its territory. The best foreign world architects and designers are planning to be involved in creating the park.

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