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The VDNKh


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The All-Russia Exhibition Centre (Всероссийский выставочный центр) is a permanent exhibition in the north of Moscow.

VDNKh is a corporation related to the state, abbreviated as GAO “VVC”, which stands for Gosudarstvennoye Aktsionernoye OBSHCHESTVO ‘Vserossiyskiy Vystavochny Centr.

In 1992, VDNKh was renamed, receiving its current name. It occupies 2,375,000 square meters, of which 266,000 are used for indoor exhibits.

The territory of VDNKh is higher than that of the Principality of Monaco and has approximately 400 buildings.
The term “VDNKh” is still in use, and is also the name of the subway station next door.

Currently, the largest international exhibitions are mostly at the new facilities of the Expo Center in Moscow.

The exhibition center has been built thanks to the vision of Joseph Stalin to create a cultural center for glorifying the ideology of communism and socialism. The place that was chosen for this idea, it was the area of Ostankino (famous now for the Ostankino TV Tower), on the northern outskirts of Moscow.

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