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Excursions are dedicated to six metropolitan areas that are outside the Garden Ring. All videos are voiced by professional actors.

On the portal “I’m at home” the project “My walk” was launched. Muscovites can already watch five video tours in metropolitan areas outside the Garden Ring. The videos were dubbed by professional actors. The project was prepared by the social development complex under the My District program.

“In a period of epidemiological constraints, it is important to take care not only of physical health, but also of leisure. Video tours around Moscow’s districts will give citizens the opportunity to learn a lot of interesting things about the history of the capital and its modern development in a new format for them without leaving home, using a computer, tablet or even phone, ”said Vladimir Shakhmatov, head of the“ My Walk ”project.

The clips were dubbed by metropolitan actors – Tatyana Batmanova and Andrei Gusev (Moscow Musical Theater), Oleg Zhukov (Moscow Drama Theater on Perovskaya), Polina Konkina (Gradsky Hall Theater) and Alexander Sotskov (director service of the Moscow Palace of Pioneers).

What excursions will tell about

The metropolitan areas that the films tell about became part of Moscow in the 20th century. These territories are rich in ancient manors, temples and natural areas. All of them are being renovated and improved according to the My District program. During video tours, you can learn about the sights and history of six regions – Sokol, Khoroshevsky, Obruchevsky, Ochakovo-Matveyevsky, Kurkin, Preobrazhensky.

A video tour of the Khoroshevsky district will introduce you to the “admiral’s” house and the park “Khodynskoye pole”. The video about Preobrazhensky tells about the palace on the Yauza and the house of the merchant Nosov. One of the topics of the video tour around the Obruchevsky district is Vorontsovsky Park. A tour of Ochakovo-Matveyevsky will tell about the history of the famous ring house built for the Olympic Games.

Video tour routes


A video tour of Kurkin will show six locations in the area, the length of the route is 5.4 kilometers.

The most interesting places in Kurkin are the temple of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God and the mausoleum of the Zakharyin family. The church was built in 1672. It was founded by Prince Ivan Vorotynsky, a direct descendant of Rurik. Here is the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God. Next to the temple is the family tomb of the famous Russian therapist Grigory Zakharyin and his family.


Tour of Ochakovo-Matveyevsky – the route is 2.4 kilometers and has five locations.

The pearl of the region is the Setun River Valley nature reserve. This is the largest natural monument in Moscow. In 1975, the film “The Tale of How Tsar Peter Got Married” was filmed here. Today, here you can take a break from the bustle of the city, see squirrels, weasels and even ermines.


The length of the route is 5.6 kilometers. The excursion includes seven interesting places, including Vorontsovsky Park, one of the oldest monuments of gardening art and architecture in Moscow. Here you can see interesting landscape design solutions – Italian Garden, Chinese Garden and unusual labyrinths. The park also has a cascade of ponds and the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity. There are playgrounds for children, and for sports lovers – zones with exercise machines.


This excursion has 12 locations, and the length of the route is 6.6 kilometers.

One of the locations that the participants of the video tour will visit is the monument to the first guard of the Preobrazhensky regiment, Sergei Bukhvostov. This is one of the first soldiers to join the amusing troops of Peter I. He participated in almost all military campaigns of the emperor. The monument, erected in 2005, depicts Bukhvostov in military uniform and with a regimental banner in his left hand.

Sokol and Khoroshevsky

There are also 12 locations, and the length of the route is one of the smallest, only five kilometers over two districts.

The oldest building preserved in the Sokol area is the Church of All Saints. It was built in 1733 on the site of an ancient monastery at the insistence of Daria Archilovna, an Imeretian princess from the Bagration family. The bell tower of this church is called one of the “leaning” towers of Moscow, as it has a slope of about five degrees.

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