Moscow-850 had a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft) and an overall height of 73 metres (240 ft). Constructed for Moscow's 1997 850th anniversary, it was promoted as the highest attraction in Moscow and Eastern Europe. It had 40 passenger cars, of which five were open, and the remainder enclosed. Each car could accommodate eight passengers, and each rotation took seven minutes.
Moscow-850 was the tallest Ferris wheel in Russia until an 80-metre (262 ft) wheel opened near Sochi in 2012. A taller wheel, the 170-metre (558 ft) Rus-3000, was planned to open in Moscow in 2004 but the project was cancelled. Subsequently, an approximately 180-metre (591 ft) wheel was considered for Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, and a 150-metre (492 ft) wheel proposed for a location near Sparrow Hills.
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