Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (VDNH) is a permanent trade exhibition centre, Cosmonaut museum and amusement park, which also includes a skating rink and Moskvarium (an aquarium). It is located in Moscow’s Ostankinsky District, in the north of the city and part of the Ostankino Park complex.
Included with the centre area are a few aviation items of interest, which include a Buran Space Shuttle, Boctok / Vostok Space Rocket, Yak-42, Mi-8 T and Su-27.
The replicas of the Vostok rocket (which sent Yuri Gagarin, the first human being in space and into orbit) and the Buran space shuttle highlight the technological achievements of the Space Race.
Google Map co-ordinates N55.833576 E37.623061
Noted between 1140-1200hrs
CCCP-42304 Yakovlev Yak-42 C/n 11820201 Preserved (Marked RA-19751)
70 yellow Mil Mi-8T C/n 4231 Preserved
02 blue Sukhoi Su-27 C/n 36911027311 Preserved (Marked 27 red)
Unknown Buran Space Shuttle C/n N/a Preserved
Unknown Boctok Space Rocket C/n N/a Preserved
Photo credit: John Tomlinson