Since 1935 the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition, nowadays known as VDNKh, has occupied a large area in northern Moscow. Originally conceived as a grandiose collection of trade pavilions to show off the achievements of Soviet agriculture, VDNKh survived neglect in the 1990s and is now being restored and put to use as a modern recreation and exhibition centre.

RBTH looks back at the history of this iconic Moscow landmark. Read the multimedia feature here:

Right next door is the Russian Cosmonaut and Space museum. We can book a classic (restored) Soviet era hotel within walking distance of both. or, these sights can be included in any customised sightseeing programme.