Ok, I’m back ) Spent 8 days in Moscow and looks like I survived it!
In the first 3 days I had some free time and could drive around, do some shopping and see Moscow from the tourist perspective, which was interesting. In the last 4 days I was working on Igromir, it’s a Russian game convention, and the experience there was very awesome, a lot of surprises though, but I returned back tired and happy)
So, back to today’s pictures. In the first day in Moscow we went to the “All-Russian exhibition center” how it’s called in English, ВДНХ in Russian. It’s a huge exhibition area in this Soviet Union style – golden statues of workers and peasants holding rye and sickles, fountains, huge marble buildings with Soviet emblems on top. This area must attract a lot of tourists, but it’s located too far from the city center. In Soviet times each pavilion there was dedicated to one country of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and to some friendly countries like. In old times representatives from those countries showed and sold local goods in these pavilions.
Right now there is no real distinction by countries inside the pavilions, but still they carry the names of old republics. In that area it’s best to buy medical goods, handcraft stuff like bead or textiles, honey and the most tasty Russian doughnuts in the world )
Also there is an amusement park and we couldn’t resist the 75-meter Ferris wheel since the weather was so good. We took the open cabin and omg I didn’ know it would be that scary ) But I looked mostly through the camera and survived )