Friday, September 11, 2015

A Fountain of Friendship

Russia - The All Russian Exhibition Centre

Sent by: Venc SV
From: Moscow, Russia
For: North America Meets the World Round Robin- Group 608
Notes: The VDNKh, or All Russian Exhibition Centre, is a trade show venue and amusement park located in Moscow.  It was established in 1935 as the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition.  Today, there are over 400 buildings covering an area larger than the principality of Monaco.  This fountain, built in 1954, is known as the Friendship of the Peoples fountain. It has over 800 spouts shooting out water, and it is lit by 4,525 lamps and projectors.  The statues around the fountain represent the different nationalities and Republics that made up the Soviet Union.

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