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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Avoiding Traffic Jams at VDNKh

Prospekt Mira may translate as "Prospect of Peace," but in reality this road is anything but peaceful. Anyone who has traveled down Prospekt Mira toward the All-Russian Exhibition Center (formerly VDNKh) knows that near Alekseyevskaya metro station there are only three lanes of traffic as opposed to six coming in the opposite direction. As a result there is always a terrible traffic jam in front of VDNKh.

If you see cars starting to line up in front of you near Alekseyevskaya metro station, you should take the right-hand lane and turn right at the traffic light before you pass the metro station. This will take you onto Novoalekseyevskaya Ulitsa. Drive straight ahead to the end of the street where you will come to a small square. Across the square you will see a large modern office building. Go straight across the square onto Ulitsa Pavla Korchagina which runs to the left of this office building.

Now you should drive straight on until you come to some tram tracks. Here you should turn left onto Ulitsa Borisa Galushkina and follow the tram tracks toward Prospekt Mira.

About 200 meters before the junction with Prospekt Mira you should turn right onto Yaroslavskaya Ulitsa and than left onto Ultisa Kasatkina. After another hundred meters you can turn right onto Prospekt Mira.

This small zigzag at the end of this route helps save time. There is always a small traffic jam at the end of Ultisa Borisa Galushkina because there you can go not only right onto Prospekt Mira but also straight on toward VDNKh. And if you are heading toward the Moscow Ring Road this route is better and faster.