The Department of Culture and the Moscow Zoo are working on a tourist project jointly with Luzhniki Stadium, which will link these two Moscow sights into a single tourist route. It will be launched next spring as part of the federal Year of the Environment 2017 and the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.
A special branded bus will run between the Zoo and Luzhniki. Visitors will be able to see the renovated Klyuyev House, an architectural building dating to the early 19th century, and the zoo museum. Children can see a grey wolf and a polar bear, the mascots of the 2018 FIFA Cup and the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
In the Luzhniki complex, visitors will be able to walk Glory Alley and visit the Luzhniki museum, which boasts a rich collection of sports achievements.
“A guided tour lasts four hours, during which visitors will be able to see the most interesting parts of these two Moscow sights,” said a representative of the Moscow Zoo press service.
The tourist bus is designed for 25 people and features a pre-recorded commentary in Russian and English.
The opening ceremony and match, a semi-final and final matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held at Luzhniki. For details about the renovated sport centre, visit mos.ru.
The recently renovated two-story Klyuyev House within the zoo territory features a permanent exhibition of pets, where visitors can learn about the rules for keeping singing birds, fish, reptiles and mammals. The programme also includes demonstrations and theatrical programmes.