VDNKh (Moscow Metro)

Coordinates: 55°49′16″N 37°38′28″E / 55.8211°N 37.6411°E / 55.8211; 37.6411
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Moscow Metro station
General information
LocationOstankinsky District
North-Eastern Administrative Okrug

Coordinates55°49′16″N 37°38′28″E / 55.8211°N 37.6411°E / 55.8211; 37.6411
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#6 Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsMonorail: #M1 M1 line at Vystavochny Tsentr
Bus: м9, 15, 33, 56, 76, 85, 93, 136, 154, 172, 195, 244, 286, 375, 378, 379, 533, 544, 803, 834, 903, т13, т14, т76
Tram: 11, 17, 25
Depth53.5 metres (176 ft) (deepest from Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code090, VS
Opened1 May 1958; 65 years ago (1958-05-01)
Previous namesVSKhV (1958—1959)
Preceding station Moscow Metro Following station
Alekseyevskaya Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line Botanichesky Sad
towards Medvedkovo
VDNKh is located in Moscow Metro
Location within Moscow Metro

VDNKh (Russian: ВДНХpronunciation) is a Moscow Metro station in Ostankinsky District, North-Eastern Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia. It is located on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line, between Alekseyevskaya and Botanichesky Sad stations. VDNKh was opened on 1 May 1958. The name stands for Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnovo Khozyaystva (abbreviated VDNKh).

VDNKh is one of the deepest Metro stations being situated 53.5 metres (176 ft) below ground. It is also one of the busiest stations, serving 107,377 passengers a day in 2009.[1]

Originally, this station was planned to be opulently decorated in the manner of the other stations built in the 1950s, with mosaics by venerable artist Vladimir Favorsky along the insides of the arches between the pylons. However, in the wake of Nikita Khrushchev's attack on decorative "excessions", the place for mosaics, including existing mosaics as well, were crudely coated with incongruous thick green paint.

It was the deepest station in Moscow Metro from 1958 until 1979.


Though not directly connected to VDNKh, Moscow Monorail station Vystavochny Tsentr is located within walking distance.

In popular culture[edit]

VDNKh is featured as the home of Artyom, the main protagonist in the novel and video game Metro 2033.


  1. ^ Пассажиропотоки 2009 год. Олимп (in Russian). Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2010.