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VDNKh exhibition center: from Soviet achievements to largest ice skating rink

November 28, 2014, 17:14 UTC+3
On November 28, the world's largest outdoor artificial ice skating rink opens at Moscow's VDNKh exhibition center
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VDNKh exhibition center occupies 2375 thousand square metres. Photo: The central entrance to VDNKh exhibition centre, 1952
VDNKh exhibition center occupies 2375 thousand square metres. Photo: The central entrance to VDNKh exhibition centre, 1952
VDNKh exhibition center occupies 2375 thousand square metres. Photo: The central entrance to VDNKh exhibition centre, 1952
© ITAR-TASS
The acronym VDNKh is translated as Exhibition of Achievements of the People's Economy
The acronym VDNKh is translated as Exhibition of Achievements of the People's Economy
The acronym VDNKh is translated as Exhibition of Achievements of the People's Economy
© ITAR-TASS/Nikolai Bobrov
The territory of VDNKh is greater than that of the Principality of Monaco and has approximately 400 buildings. Photo: Pavilion of Georgia, 1956
The territory of VDNKh is greater than that of the Principality of Monaco and has approximately 400 buildings. Photo: Pavilion of Georgia, 1956
The territory of VDNKh is greater than that of the Principality of Monaco and has approximately 400 buildings. Photo: Pavilion of Georgia, 1956
© Fotokhronika TASS/Nikolai Akimov
Exhibition center was opened August 1, 1939
Exhibition center was opened August 1, 1939
Exhibition center was opened August 1, 1939
© TASS/Nikolai Akimov
Photo: Retro car show at VDNKh exhibition center, 1976
Photo: Retro car show at VDNKh exhibition center, 1976
Photo: Retro car show at VDNKh exhibition center, 1976
© TASS/Alexei Stuzhin
Each pavilion was dedicated to a particular industry or a field. Photo: Fountain near Soviet Culture pavilion at VDNKh exhibition center
Each pavilion was dedicated to a particular industry or a field. Photo: Fountain near Soviet Culture pavilion at VDNKh exhibition center
Each pavilion was dedicated to a particular industry or a field. Photo: Fountain near Soviet Culture pavilion at VDNKh exhibition center
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Lizunov, Vladimir Yatsina
Photo: VDNKh metro station, 1977
Photo: VDNKh metro station, 1977
Photo: VDNKh metro station, 1977
© TASS/Viktor Koshevoi
One of the most memorable features of the exhibition site is 25-meter- high statue Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, example of the socialist realistic style
One of the most memorable features of the exhibition site is 25-meter- high statue Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, example of the socialist realistic style
One of the most memorable features of the exhibition site is 25-meter- high statue Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, example of the socialist realistic style
© Fotokhronika TASS/Naum Granovskiy
During the Soviet times, VDNKh hosted more than 300 exhibitions,  conferences and meetings of scientists and industry professionals.  Photo: VDNKh exhibition center, 1978
During the Soviet times, VDNKh hosted more than 300 exhibitions,  conferences and meetings of scientists and industry professionals.  Photo: VDNKh exhibition center, 1978
During the Soviet times, VDNKh hosted more than 300 exhibitions, conferences and meetings of scientists and industry professionals. Photo: VDNKh exhibition center, 1978
© Fotokhronika TASS/Alexandr Konkov
Photo: Stone flower fountain at VDNKh exhibition center, 1986
Photo: Stone flower fountain at VDNKh exhibition center, 1986
Photo: Stone flower fountain at VDNKh exhibition center, 1986
© Fotokhronika TASS/Valeriy Zufarov
In 1992, VDNKh was renamed as All-Russia Exhibition Centre, which remained in use until 2014. Photo: Pavilion dedicated to space, 1994
In 1992, VDNKh was renamed as All-Russia Exhibition Centre, which remained in use until 2014. Photo: Pavilion dedicated to space, 1994
In 1992, VDNKh was renamed as All-Russia Exhibition Centre, which remained in use until 2014. Photo: Pavilion dedicated to space, 1994
© Fotokhronika TASS/Boris Kavashkin
Photo: Fountain "Friendship of Nations, 1999. Statues of women represent each of the 15 former Soviet republics
Photo: Fountain "Friendship of Nations, 1999. Statues of women represent each of the 15 former Soviet republics
Photo: Fountain "Friendship of Nations, 1999. Statues of women represent each of the 15 former Soviet republics
© ITAR-TASS/Irakli Chokhonelidze
Photo: The Central Pavilion pictured from a Central alley fountain at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, 2011
Photo: The Central Pavilion pictured from a Central alley fountain at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, 2011
Photo: The Central Pavilion pictured from a Central alley fountain at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, 2011
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Astapkovich
In 2014 VDNKh Exhibition center marked it's 75th birthday
In 2014 VDNKh Exhibition center marked it's 75th birthday
In 2014 VDNKh Exhibition center marked it's 75th birthday
© ITAR-TASS/Artyom Geodakyan
On 14 May 2014 the previous name VDNKh was restored. Photo: Magic Winter fair at the VDNKh exhibition center
On 14 May 2014 the previous name VDNKh was restored. Photo: Magic Winter fair at the VDNKh exhibition center
On 14 May 2014 the previous name VDNKh was restored. Photo: Magic Winter fair at the VDNKh exhibition center
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Bobylev
Photo: A multimedia show as part of the 4th Moscow International Festival Circle of Light at the VDNKh exhibition center
Photo: A multimedia show as part of the 4th Moscow International Festival Circle of Light at the VDNKh exhibition center
Photo: A multimedia show as part of the 4th Moscow International Festival Circle of Light at the VDNKh exhibition center
© Pavel Smertin/TASS
On November 28, the world's largest outdoor artificial ice skating rink opens at Moscow's VDNKh exhibition center
On November 28, the world's largest outdoor artificial ice skating rink opens at Moscow's VDNKh exhibition center
On November 28, the world's largest outdoor artificial ice skating rink opens at Moscow's VDNKh exhibition center
© Pavel Smertin/TASS
Ice area of key-shaped rink is to be 20,510 square metres. The rink is expected to host up to 20,000 skaters daily
Ice area of key-shaped rink is to be 20,510 square metres. The rink is expected to host up to 20,000 skaters daily
Ice area of key-shaped rink is to be 20,510 square metres. The rink is expected to host up to 20,000 skaters daily
© Pavel Smertin/TASS
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VDNKh exhibition center occupies 2375 thousand square metres. Photo: The central entrance to VDNKh exhibition centre, 1952
© ITAR-TASS
The acronym VDNKh is translated as Exhibition of Achievements of the People's Economy
© ITAR-TASS/Nikolai Bobrov
The territory of VDNKh is greater than that of the Principality of Monaco and has approximately 400 buildings. Photo: Pavilion of Georgia, 1956
© Fotokhronika TASS/Nikolai Akimov
Exhibition center was opened August 1, 1939
© TASS/Nikolai Akimov
Photo: Retro car show at VDNKh exhibition center, 1976
© TASS/Alexei Stuzhin
Each pavilion was dedicated to a particular industry or a field. Photo: Fountain near Soviet Culture pavilion at VDNKh exhibition center
© ITAR-TASS/Yuri Lizunov, Vladimir Yatsina
Photo: VDNKh metro station, 1977
© TASS/Viktor Koshevoi
One of the most memorable features of the exhibition site is 25-meter- high statue Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, example of the socialist realistic style
© Fotokhronika TASS/Naum Granovskiy
During the Soviet times, VDNKh hosted more than 300 exhibitions, conferences and meetings of scientists and industry professionals. Photo: VDNKh exhibition center, 1978
© Fotokhronika TASS/Alexandr Konkov
Photo: Stone flower fountain at VDNKh exhibition center, 1986
© Fotokhronika TASS/Valeriy Zufarov
In 1992, VDNKh was renamed as All-Russia Exhibition Centre, which remained in use until 2014. Photo: Pavilion dedicated to space, 1994
© Fotokhronika TASS/Boris Kavashkin
Photo: Fountain "Friendship of Nations, 1999. Statues of women represent each of the 15 former Soviet republics
© ITAR-TASS/Irakli Chokhonelidze
Photo: The Central Pavilion pictured from a Central alley fountain at the All-Russia Exhibition Centre, 2011
© ITAR-TASS/Vladimir Astapkovich
In 2014 VDNKh Exhibition center marked it's 75th birthday
© ITAR-TASS/Artyom Geodakyan
On 14 May 2014 the previous name VDNKh was restored. Photo: Magic Winter fair at the VDNKh exhibition center
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Bobylev
Photo: A multimedia show as part of the 4th Moscow International Festival Circle of Light at the VDNKh exhibition center
© Pavel Smertin/TASS
On November 28, the world's largest outdoor artificial ice skating rink opens at Moscow's VDNKh exhibition center
© Pavel Smertin/TASS
Ice area of key-shaped rink is to be 20,510 square metres. The rink is expected to host up to 20,000 skaters daily
© Pavel Smertin/TASS

On November 28, the world's largest outdoor artificial ice skating rink opens at Moscow's VDNKh exhibition center. Ice area of key-shaped rink is to be 20,510 square metres. The rink is expected to host up to 20,000 skaters daily. Photos of the 75-year-old exhibition center, which was built for the demonstration of Soviet achievements - in photo gallery by TASS.

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