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VDNKh (Metro)

Moscow Metro station
Station statistics
Address Ostankinsky District
North-Eastern Administrative Okrug

55°49′16″N 37°38′29″E / 55.821°N 37.6414°E / 55.821; 37.6414

Line(s) Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
Connections Monorail: Moscow Monorail Line M1.svg at Vystavochny Tsentr
Bus: 33, 56, 76, 93, 136, 154, 172, 195, 239, 244, 286, 803
Trolleybus: 14, 48, 76
Tram: 11, 17
Depth 53.5 metres (176 ft)
Levels 1
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1 May 1958
Station code 090
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Formerly VSKhV (1958—1959)
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
toward Medvedkovo
Route map

VDNKh (Russian: ВДНХ) is a Moscow Metro station in Ostankinsky District, North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia. It is on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line, between Alekseyevskaya and Botanichesky Sad stations.

VDNKh opened on 1 May 1958. It is named after the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy (Russian: Выставка Достижений Народного Хозяйства Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnovo Khozyaystva). The station features pylons faced with white marble and decorated with circular ventilation grilles. VDNKh was designed by Nadezhda Bykova, I.Gokhar-Kharmandaryan, Ivan Taranov, and Yu. Cherepanov. VDNKh it is one of the deepest Metro stations being situated 53.5 metres (176 ft) below ground. It is also one of the busiest stations, serving 107,377 passengers a day in 2009.[1]

Originally, this station was planned to be richly decorated in the manner of the other stations built in the 1950s, with mosaics by venerable artist Vladimir Favorsky along the insides of the arches between the pylons. However, in the wake of Nikita Khrushchev's attack on decorative "extras," the mosaics were crudely coated with incongruous thick green paint.

The original circular vestibule is on the west side of Prospekt Mira, in front of the Space Obelisk. A second entrance was added at the southern end of the station in 1997.


Though not directly connected to VDNKh, Moscow Monorail station Vystavochny Tsentr is within a walking distance.

In Popular culture

VDNKh is featured as the home of the main protagonist in the novel and video game Metro 2033. The station was also featured in the tenth leg of The Amazing Race 13.


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