The film, Soaring over Russia, which is shown on a daily basis was premiered at Zaryadye Park on 4 November and has already been seen by 1,500 people at the Soaring Media Complex at the Media Centre. Visitors can see a bird’s eye view of the Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka, the Manpupuner rock formations in the Republic of Komi, the Swallow’s Nest castle in Crimea, the fireworks above the Ostankino Television Tower, as well as the Moscow Kremlin and Tverskaya Street. Due to special effects, visitors can “jump” from the dam of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP, feel gusts of wind, watch lightning and lots of other things.
The film, created with the support of the Moscow Department of Culture, includes 19 natural and architectural landmarks of Russia. Some of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The film lasts about eight minutes.
The Soaring over Russia film was preceded by the film Soaring over Moscow, which is also quite popular with Zaryadye visitors. Over 260,000 people have seen it since September 2017. The film features over 20 Moscow landmarks. For example, the “flight” takes place over Red Square, Zaryadye Park, the Alexander Garden, Tverskaya and Novy Arbat streets, Gorky Park, the Luzhniki Olympic Sports Complex, Vorobyovy Gory and the Kolomenskoye Museum Reserve.
“Soaring is the first and so far only Russian “flying cinema” that has received world recognition and been awarded the Amsterdam InAVation Awards in the Visitor Attraction category. The unique cinema hall with a 13-m-high hemispherical screen, a dynamic platform, swivel chairs and multichannel three-dimensional sound, fitted with panoramic aerial shots and various special effects featuring wind, smells and splashing water helps visitors fully immerse themselves into a real flight, which turns into an unforgettable experience,” the park press service said.
The virtual tours around Russia are available at the Soaring Media Complex between 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm on Mondays, between 11 am to 7.30 pm from Tuesday to Friday and between 10.30 am and 7.45 pm over the weekends.
The showing of Soaring over Russia is followed by Soaring over Moscow during the day. Tickets are available at the ticket offices at the Media Centre, the Nature Centre, at interactive street terminals and via a mobile app and on the park website.
The Media Centre pavilion was unveiled on 9 September 2017, on the opening day of the park. Besides the Soaring Complex, the pavilion also features a Time Machine where park goers can have a look at Moscow’s history from ancient times up to the present day. Additionally, a VR-cinema will be operating at the Media Centre until 17 November where the film The Hermitage: A Virtual Immersion into the Time and Space starring Konstantin Khabensky. The tour around one of the world’s largest museums takes 19 minutes.