Patriot Park

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Military-patriotic recreation park of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin at «Army-2015» 08.jpg
ThemeMilitary History
Area5,414 ha (13,380 acres)
Kubinka, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Coordinates55°33′57.5″N 36°42′56″E / 55.565972°N 36.71556°E / 55.565972; 36.71556Coordinates: 55°33′57.5″N 36°42′56″E / 55.565972°N 36.71556°E / 55.565972; 36.71556
Opened2016 (2016)
A soft opening of the park during Army-2015

Patriot Park is a theme park in Kubinka, Russia that is themed around equipment of the Russian military. The park, which officially opened in 2016,[1] is designed around a military theme, and includes interactive exhibits with military equipment.[2][3][4] The park incorporates the Aviation Museum of the Kubinka air base and the Kubinka Tank Museum. The location of the exhibits and the restrictions for civilian visitors are changed very often without any notifications.

Specifications[edit]

  • Total land area — 5,414 hectares (54.14 km2)[5]
  • Military base — 3,530 hectares (35.3 km2)[5]
  • Civilian part — 1,884 hectares (18.84 km2)[5]
  • Maximum planned attendance is 20,000 visitors[5]

The shooting range inside Patriot Park has an area of over 160 hectares (1.6 km2)[5] and 32 shooting bays:[6]

  • One 1400 m long shooting bay
  • 21 shooting bays of 300 m length
  • 10 shooting bays of 50 m length

The entire shooting range is more than 2,500 m wide,[6] and each bay has a stand with seats for spectators and participants. There is also firearm storage facilities, changing rooms and a restaurant. The total grandstand capacity is over 2,000 people.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Russian military is building a mini-Reichstag at its amusement park so that kids have 'a real building to storm'". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ Walker, Shaun (16 June 2015). "Vladimir Putin opens Russian 'military Disneyland' Patriot Park". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  3. ^ Feldman, Evgeny; Miller, Christopher (20 June 2015). "Patriot Park: Russia's 'military Disneyland' is fun for the whole warmongering family". Mashable. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  4. ^ Plucinska, Joanna (17 June 2015). "Russia Just Opened a Theme Park for Warmongers". TIME. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e Laying ceremony report (9 June 2014)
  6. ^ a b c Patriot Park - The Extreme Shooting Range of World Shoot Russia 2017 - The Firearm Blog

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