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Northern Lights to sparkle at Moscow’s Zaryadye
© RIA Novosti. Mikhail Korytov

Northern Lights to sparkle at Moscow’s Zaryadye Park

Visitors to an exhibition dedicated to the history of Arctic exploration at Moscow's Zaryadye Park will have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights, which will be recreated using a multimedia installation, according to an article posted on the Moscow Mayor's official website. The exhibition will run from September 29 through February 15. 

"Visitors will be shown unique exhibits, for example, household articles, equipment and outfit from the first Arctic expeditions," the website reports. "Also, they will be able to see the Northern Lights, a unique natural phenomenon that will be recreated using a special multimedia installation." The installation has a 2.5-meter-high screen to create 3D projections of the night sky that produces iridescent effects.

One of the exhibits is an exact copy of Soviet explorer Ivan Papanin's tent. In addition to the copies, the exhibition will feature real items brought back by scientists from their Arctic expeditions, including a tent, equipment, clothes and household articles of polar explorers from the Borneo ice station. The exhibition will also showcase drawings by travelers Fyodor Konyukhov and Fyodor Reshetnikov, as well as photographs from a number of polar expeditions.

The exhibition will be open from 10 am until 8 pm, except on Mondays when it will be open from 2 pm until 8 pm.