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Friendship Park

Friendship Park in Moscow Friendship Park is located in the northern outskirts of Moscow. It was founded in 1957 during the 6th World Youth and Student Festival, held in Moscow. Festival participants from almost 80 different countries took part in the original construction.

The park is home to two sculptural compositions and a statue of Cervantes, the author of the immortal "Don Quixote". The statue is a copy of the one in Madrid executed by Antonio Sola and was given to Moscow in return for a gift of a statue of Pushkin to the Spanish capital.

A monument to friendship between the Soviet Union and Hungary completed by sculptors and architects from the two countries was opened in 1977.

The only real attraction that might tempt tourists here - unless you have time to kill while waiting for a boat from the nearby River Terminal - is the statue Bread and Fertility, a great example of Soviet bombast. It was designed by Vera Mukhina, whose Worker and Collective-Farm Girl stood for many years at the entrance to the All-Russia Exhibition Center and is still the emblem of Mosfilm, the local film studio.

Getting there: two minutes' walk from Rechnoi Vokzal Metro Station.

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