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The National Complex “Expocenter of Ukraine”kept their former brand name VDNG, formerly known as the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy of Ukrainian SSR. Nowadays, the exhibition center is still in business with both international and local exhibitions, demonstrating achievements of Ukrainians. It was opened in 1958 and includes 180 buildings on 286 hectares. VDNG are responsible for organizing more than 100 events with closely to 2 million visitors every year. It is the greenest place in the world by the size of greenery and it’s fifth by the total area.

  • It isthe only one area, where the lawofdecommunizationdoesn’t apply.Therefore, the examples of Soviet architecture are intact.

  • 20 of them aremonuments, including propileii (the main entrance in Ancient Greek style), the main pavilion, the fountains and even two small shops.

  • There was supposed to be a 50-meters monument, the highest in Europe, to the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin instead of “ZernoviKultury” pavilion.

  • Once there was a small settlement called Krasnyitraktyr with a post office, a tavern and ablacksmith's shop in the place of main entrance. The old BilaTserkva trade route was there as well.

- You have a chance to get into a private planetarium, to go down into a unique coal mine and to have a bike tour around the property. Write to us and share your thoughts!

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