Footage from the main gate of Gorky Park in snow. In March, the sun shines brightly and the temperature is only a few degrees below zero in the morning and Gorky Park is a great place for kids to play and skate as the filmmaker says.
We watch young people with hockey sticks, children on a playground with their parents, passers-by, skaters who are crossing the icy lake or making a few dancing figures and snow-covered benches that you can hardly discern.
The lens stands on the Ministry of Defense (built in 1940), and on Lenin's portrait that occupies much of the building's facade. Continuing along the Moskva River, we observe buildings on its banks and a bridge at a distance.
Gorky Park opened in 1928 and was originally referred to as a Park of Culture and Recreation. In 1932 it was renamed Gorky Park after the famous Russian writer Maxim Gorky. It is situated just across the Moskva River and was designed by Konstantin Melnikov.