Moscow Government Approves Plans for Russian Disneyland

Moscow's urban planning commission has approved plans for a children's amusement park along the lines of Disneyland to be built in the Nagatinskaya Poima park in southeastern Moscow, City Hall said in a statement.

The amusement park will include an indoor theme park operated by Hollywood animation studio DreamWorks, another park operated by Russian animator Soyuzmultfilm, a movie theater, cafes, shops and more. It will have a total area of more than 290,000 square meters, the statement said.

Much of the park's territory will be developed as a public park, including a pedestrian zone along the bank of the Moscow River, according to the statement.

With its redevelopment, Nagatinskaya Poima will join the growing collection of Moscow parks that have been radically revamped thanks to a city facelift initiated by the capital's former culture minister, Sergei Kapkov.

"At the present time, [Nagatinskaya Poima] is essentially not used to meet the city's needs," the city's statement said.

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