Three-dimensional image of Moscow in 1941 to be displayed at VDNKh Historical Park on Victory Day

Three-dimensional image of Moscow in 1941 to be displayed at VDNKh Historical Park on Victory Day
The programme also includes re-enactments, films and workshops.

Russia: My History taking place at VDNKh is a programme for those who want to spend their days off in the city. The programme will feature re-enactments, films, virtual reality shows and workshops.

Visitors will be given three sets of virtual reality glasses to watch historical films and the three-dimensional panoramic image of Moscow in 1941: The Counteroffensive.

A multimedia zone in the park’s atrium was established for the May holidays. It features a VR zone in the centre so that visitors can take part in a 1941 battle and drive a Katyusha multiple rocket launcher on Red Square during a parade. Using 360 degree virtual reality glasses you’ll be able to do aerobatic manoeuvres together with the famous Russian Knights.

The three-dimensional panoramic image, Moscow in 1941: The Counteroffensive, only opened recently but has already been visited by over 50,000 people. There are only five such shows in Russia. Admission will be free on 9 May; the cost of a ticket on other days can be found on the park’s website.

Films will be shown at 3 pm on the main nine-metre screen. The Evolution of Tanks series will be screened on 8 May. The film will feature the evolution of tanks and the importance of military equipment in a war. The film May 1945, dedicated to the resilience of the Soviet people, the efforts of millions of them to fight the Nazis, will be screened on 9 May.

Programme of re-enactment shows, films, VR-zones and workshops

6 May (Saturday); 

— 10 am – 9 pm: Historical virtual reality zone: VR, 360° panoramic video and interactive shows;

— 12 noon: Re-enactment show, The Twentieth Century: The Great Patriotic War. A lecture about the war and life in the 1940s, an exhibition of historical weapons from private collections, and an interactive show on everyday life during the Great Patriotic War;

— 12 noon: Our Victory Song concert featuring wartime songs. Organised by the youth department of the Russian Language Society.

— 1 pm: First Rurikids workshop: weapons and equipment from the 9th-12th centuries, an authentic coin mint and a wood carving workshop;

— 4 pm: Old classic films: Afonya (1975).

7 May (Sunday):

— 10 am – 9 pm: Historical virtual reality zone: VR, 360° panoramic video and interactive shows;

— 12 noon: Re-enactment show, The Twentieth Century: The Great Patriotic War. A lecture about the war and life in the 1940s, an exhibition of historical weapons from private collections, and an interactive show on everyday life during the Great Patriotic War;

— 1 pm: First Rurikids workshop: weapons and equipment of the 9th-12th  centuries, an authentic coin mint and a wood carving workshop;

— 4 pm: Old classic films: Gentlemen of Fortune (1971).

8 May (Monday):

— 10 am – 9 pm: The historical virtual reality zone: VR, 360° panoramic video and interactive shows;

— 12 noon: Creative workshop in history and making Old Rus weapons from cardboard;

— 12 noon: Re-enactment show, The Twentieth Century: The Great Patriotic War. A lecture about the war and life in the 1940s, an exhibition of historical weapons from private collections, and an interactive show on everyday life during the Great Patriotic War;

— 3 pm: Film, Evolution of Tanks with Dmitry “Goblin” Puchkov.

9 May (Tuesday):

— 10 am – 9 pm: Historical virtual reality zone: VR, 360° panoramic video and interactive shows;

— 12 noon: Re-enactment show, The Twentieth Century: The Great Patriotic War. A lecture about the war and life in the 1940s, an exhibition of historical weapons from private collections, and an interactive show on everyday life during the Great Patriotic War;

— 3 pm: Screening of the May 1945 series.

On both 8 May and 9 May St George’s ribbons will be handed out.

The Historical Park is located at Pavilion 57, VDNKh, Land Plot 119, Prospekt Mira. The hotline number 8 800 555 1263.