One of the most visited and favorite places of rest and entertainment for guests and residents of the capital is the Park, Exhibition and Cultural Complex called VDNHa. It was built during the Soviet era, during the 1960s and 1970s, when there was something to be proud of, such as the Space Program. The complex is one of the most popular public spaces in Moscow. More than 24 million visitors a year come to the largest exposition, museum and recreational complex in the world. A year-round program of cultural and recreational activities offers leisure activities for every taste.
The Children’s and Young Adult’s Film Studio in honor of Maksim Gorky is one of the oldest and largest in Russia. In 2015, it celebrated its’ 100-year anniversary. Over the years the film studio has released more than 1,000 films, among them some of the best domestic films. It is difficult to imagine the history of national cinema without this studio:
The Ostankino Tower observation deck is one of the key and unique tourist places in Moscow. An excursion up the Tower gives an unmatched sensation of height and view. The total height of the Ostankino television tower is 540 m (1770 ft.). It is the tallest self-standing building in Europe. The observation deck of the tower is the only place in the capital, where you can see all the sights of Moscow at the same time. More than 1,000 people ascend the Tower daily.
The main botanical gardens of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), named in honor of N. V. Cicin, is one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe and striking in its beauty and diversity of plants. Beautiful alleys with exotic trees, neat flower beds, landscaped ponds and benches located in cozy corners,
All the beauty of the world ocean. The Aquarium has a total area of 12000 sq. m. (129,000 sq. ft.) with 8000 sea and freshwater creatures from around the world: from Lake Baikal to the Galapagos, from Icelandic fjords to the Great Barrier Reef, from Greenland to Kamchatka. The Moscow Aquarium has the widest Russian exposition of freshwater fish. Visitors have a unique opportunity to touch crabs, starfish and stingrays in a specialized pool for these wildlife.