Electric cars adorned with the VDNH Anniversary symbols will run around the exhibition grounds for the convenience of guests until the end of September 2019. A special mini-train will take spectators to the VDNH Fairy Tale Theatre. Individual transfer service will be offered to guests with reduced mobility.
During the first two days of its 80th Anniversary, VDNH has seen more than 400,000 visitors. The anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the week, showering Moscow residents and guests with concerts by popular performers, a dance flash mob, a food festival and a unique drone show.
On 1 August, the birthday of the Main Exhibition of the country, the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin awarded a diploma and letters of gratitude from the Moscow City Government to the team and veterans of VDNH.
On 1 August, VDNH's anniversary, the small space vehicle VDNH-80 transmitted a sound signal. It announced the anniversary of the Main Exhibition to all radio fans of the world. The satellite was launched as payload with the carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1b and the booster Fregat on 5 July 2019 from the Vostochny spaceport.
The family educational centre City Farm welcomes a new baby — this time, the happy parents are the Ayrshire cow Asya and Cruise the Bull. The baby born on the eve of the birthday of the Main Exhibition of the country already has a name. The newborn calf was named after the 80th anniversary of VDNH.
At 7 p.m. on 23 July, the Time and Space exhibition will be unveiled at the Space Pavilion as part of the VDNH Anniversary programme. 120 unique exhibits coming from the Polytechnic Museum, the Moscow Museum of Cosmonautics and private collections will tell about time and its measuring instruments as well as show timepieces that belonged to Yuri Gagarin and other space explorers.
On 31 July, the eve of its anniversary, pavilion No. 67 Karelia will be hosting an exposition dedicated to the influence of VDNH on the culture of the Soviet and Russian society — Let's Go to the Exhibition! or the VDNH Cultural Code. Visitors will see works of modern Russian artists, works of functional art, and symbols of Russian design since the 1930s to present time.
VDNH's anniversary year is a year of achievements. Ottepel (Thaw), one of VDNH restaurants, has been recognised at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, becoming the only international winner in the Luxury Heritage Restaurant category.
On 31 July, an exposition of archive photos History Of A Dream will open at VDNH for the 80th anniversary of the Exhibition. The exposition is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Main Exhibition and is a part of the Resident project. Guests will get a chance to see rare photos depicting the life and development of the Exhibition from the 1940s until our days. The exposition will be housed in the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Pavilion.
On 31 July, the Collection of the Ulyanovsk Museum of Fine Arts: Polenov, Plastov, Picasso & More exposition will open at VDNH, as a part of the Resident project. It will be one of the most memorable events of VDNH's 80th-anniversary programme. VDNH offers Moscow residents and guests a chance to see the treasures of Russia's various regions and the world and turn their visit into a thrilling adventure.