Presentation on theme: " Sparrow Hills are known as Lenin Hills( between 1935 and 1991). They are hills on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of highest points in."— Presentation transcript:
Sparrow Hills are known as Lenin Hills( between 1935 and 1991). They are hills on the right bank of the Moskva River and one of highest points in Moscow, reaching a height of 220 m (720 ft), or 60–70 m (200–230 ft) above the river level.
The hills, immortalized by many Russian poets and writers, are thought to have been named after the village Vorobyovo, which was acquired by Grand Duchess Sophia Vitovtovna, Vitovt’s only daughter, from the priest Vorobey in 1451. Alexander I of Russia wished to build the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour there; his successor had construction works suspended and the cathedral eventually was erected near the Kremlin.
The observation platform, which gives a good panoramic view of the city, is on a steep bank 85 m (279 ft) above the river, or 200 m (660 ft) above sea level. The Luzhniki Stadium (formerly the Lenin Stadium), where the opening and closing ceremony for the 1980 Summer Olympics took place, is right below, across the Moskva River. Next to it is the Novodevichy Convent with its Naryshkin Baroque towers. Not far from the observation platform is the Luzhniki Metro Bridge. The two-level Metro-Bridge traverses the river to link Komsomolsky Prospekt with Vernadsky Prospekt. It serves two urban transport systems: motor vehicles and the Moscow Metro subway. The glass- walled subway station Vorobyovy Gory is at the lower level of the bridge. The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Russia, the largest foreign diplomatic compound in the world, is situated not far from Sparrow Hills.
It is known that there are a lot of beautiful parks, places for relaxing and sports in Moscow. I would like to tell you about parks such as the clean Ponds and the park of the Friendship.
The pond gives its name to Chistoprudny Boulevard which runs from the Turgenevskaya Square and Sretensky Boulevard towards Pokrovka Street, where it adjoins Pokrovsky Boulevard. The pond was formed by a dam on the Rachka River which used to flow underneath the walls of the White City n the 17th century. The river is nowadays under ground, as are the other ponds. The Clean Ponds are fed by a system of waterpipes. During the 17th century, the people threw garbage and waste in the river and the ponds, the water turned out dirty, and the ponds got the name of Dirty Ponds. In 1703, the ponds were acquired by Prince Menshikov, who built the Menshikov Tower in the vicinity. He had the pond cleaned from garbage and rechristened to its present name. The pond has remained clean since then. Nowadays the pond is a home to swans and ducks. In wintertime it is used as a skating ring.
It is a small park, which is situated in the north of Moscow. The area of this park is 51ga. The park of the Friendship was laid the foundation of the delegation of students and young people, who were interested in the improvement of the environment. There are 5 monuments in this park. They are dedicated to these solders, who were killed in Afghanistan. The park is situated near the station- « Riverside Station». The park has all facilities to spend free time happily. People can find there children’s playground, an athletic field, some nice pounds and,of course, the park for children. There is a circus «Rainbow» and an avenue of Alisa Selezneva. It is a wonderful place to go for a walk with your dears. Here you can enjoy the silence.