Russian VDNKh: All-Union Exhibitions of Achievements of National Economy – Then And Now

Монумент "Рабочий и колхозница" на территории ВДНХ г. Москва

Presently VDNKh (the Russian acronym for the All-Union Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) is a big beautiful park in the north-east of Moscow with numerous outdoor stands, fountains, installations and even an oceanarium. This place is visited by thousands of Moscow citizens and guests of the city, it’s constantly developing and improving.

But other Russian cities used to have their own VDNKhs. They copied the one located in Moscow to propagandize agriculture and success of socialism. But what has happened to them? It seems that people have forgotten about their existence. Let’s have a look at Russian VDNKHs, which used to be so much visited and prosporing, the way they look now.

Колоннада в Чистяковской роще г. Краснодар

VDNKh in Krasnodar (built in 1954)

Как раньше выглядела колоннада Краснодарского ВДНХ. Взято из интернета.

Old photo

Памятник "Рабочий и колхозница" в Чистяковской роще г. Краснодар

Today

Историческая фотография Рязанского ВДНХ. Взято из интернета.

VDNKh in Ryazan

Затопление Рязанского ВДНХ 1993 года. Взято их интернета.

1993

Павильон «Облпотребсоюз» в настоящее время

Today

Рязанская ВДНХ в настоящее время

“Furniture”

Рязанская ВДНХ в настоящее время

Today…

Рынок рядом с Рязанским ВДНХ

Today

Дальние павильоны и бывший фонтан Рязанского ВДНХ в настоящее время

VDNKh of Ryazan

Старая фотография Орловской ВДНХ. Взято из интернета.

Old photo of VDNKh in Oryol

Колоннада Орловской ВДНХ в настоящее время

Today

Статуя на колоннаде Орловской ВДНХ в настоящее время

 Статуя на колоннаде Орловской ВДНХ в настоящее время

Статуя на колоннаде Орловской ВДНХ в настоящее время

Статуя на колоннаде Орловской ВДНХ в настоящее время

 

6 thoughts on “Russian VDNKh: All-Union Exhibitions of Achievements of National Economy – Then And Now”

  1. In Moscow I saw the Belarus tractor with a new gearbox.
    It took perhaps 30 years until it appeared synchronized for sale.

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  2. Why are we all forced to find societes great in which all is balanced against money and profit and nothing left for all other aspects which make up a human existence? Neoliberalism which is very strong in Russia since the beginning of the 90′ does that but not more. It degrades humans and all they comprise to a resource like any other which is on the market for sale.

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  3. have you ever checked your own previous posts about VDNH? it has been restaured to a beatiful place like 5 years ago, maybe it is time to stop saying in the outdate dposts that they are from now

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    • I have to agree……riches, fame and wealth for the leaders and just “let it rot” for the rest of the population and their cities.

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