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Around Sokolniki

A park with unusual alleys


Sokolniki has always attracted talented people: Isaac Levitan painted his pictures here, Vladimir Lenin often held meetings here, and Alla Pugacheva even shot her music video for the song Autumn near the famous Violet restaurant. Today, the park remains popular among Muscovites, but not many people know the history of the park, and most importantly, why there is such an interesting layout of alleys: the parterre part is surrounded by a circular path, from which the radial paths go in different directions. In this episode, viewers will learn about the mysteries of the park from Moscow expert Denis Romodin.

The series consists of eight video tours, during which the best experts in Moscow — Denis Romodin, Larisa Skrypnik and Maria Kalish — will share a lot of fascinating stories and facts about the capital’s park spaces. “Stroll” through Gorky Park and Muzeon, Bauman Garden, Victory Park, Sokolniki, VDNKh, Zaryadye, Izmaylovo and Terletskiy Parks, and explore the unique and eventful history of each of them.
The project was created by the capital’s Committee for Tourism, the RUSSPASS tourist service and the LIFE portal.

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