Rabochiy i Kolkhoznitsa Museum and Exhibition Centre

Vera Mukhina crafted her 24-metre (79-foot) Rabochiy i Kolkhoznitsa (Worker and Kolkhoz Woman) sculpture group for the Soviet pavilion at the 1937 World's Fair in Paris. The monumental sculpture group was returned to Moscow after the fair, and placed outside the northern gate of the VDNKh, the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy. The sculpture group was back in the art spotlight in 1998, when a group of Moscow artists and architects dressed the worker and kolkhoz woman statues in real overalls and dress of the colours of Russia's national flag. The new pedestal of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman, opened in 2010, houses a museum dedicated to the history of the sculpture group, which is often used as an emblem of Moscow. The museum frequently hosts exhibitions of Russian avant-garde art.