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Moscow Transport Museum

Experience the Moskvitch Automotive Dream

The exhibition at VDNH Park follows the history of this mythic Soviet car.

The Moscow Transport Museum has just opened a new exhibition at VDNKh Park that celebrates the history of the Soviet Moskvitch car. Production of this sturdy little private car began in 1929 with 24,000 vehicles a year. By 1980, 30,000 people worked at the plant, which produced more than 5 million cars a year. Not as expensive as the Volga or as stylish as the Zhiguli, the Moskvitch was a popular and sturdy family car.

The exhibition space at VDNKh is divided into four rooms designed by some of Russia's most popular contemporary artists as well as a theater designer and architect. On display are more than 30 exhibits and 300 rare artifacts, including the millionth Moskvitch 408 produced in 1967. It is guaranteed to thrill car enthusiasts of all ages.

The show is at Pavilion #26 at, the temporary site of the museum until its permanent space is completed in 2023.

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