Luzhniki Palace of Sports

One of Moscow's largest sports halls, Luzhniki was built in 1956. A site for the 1980 Olympic Games, in 2002 it was comprehensively reconstructed. It hosts a huge variety of sports, entertainments and mass events. Over the years, this Palace of Sport has hosted world championships in hockey, figure-skating, volleyball, gymnastics, fencing, modern pentathlon and weightlifting, as well as tennis matches in the Davis Cup.

Close to the palace, a monument to Anna Sinilkina has been erected – she was the facility's director from 1958 to 1997, and from 1972 to 1988 she was the chairman of the presidium of the USSR Figure-skating Federation.

Luzhniki regularly hosts numerous concerts performed by Russian and foreign stars of pop and rock. Since 1956, New Year concerts have been hosted here.