The unique miniature model of the Russian Federation, picturing the whole country from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka, is opening in St. Petersburg in 2011. In the project called “The Grandmaket” they used the ideas and techniques of the tradition of making table lay-outs of the well-known places and historical events once so popular in the Soviet Union. However, the tradition somewhat deteriorated in the post-Soviet years so the project is the attempt to both restore the tradition and give theirs visitors overview of the whole country. The lay-out is made on scale 1:87 and occupies 800 sq.meters.
The most experienced lay-out making specialists are enthusiastically creating the detailed scenery of the Russian Federation reflecting geographical peculiarities and containing all the key objects. They are using the latest Russian technical developments in this field, so you will be amazed by the technical novelty of the project which by far outgoes similar projects in Europe.
St. Petersburg, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world, many of whom don’t know much about Russia. “The Grandmaket” visitors will be able to get the impression on the size of the Russian Federation, its geography, natural resources and economic potential of the country. Thus it will be enriching experience for both foreign and Russian tourists.
The Grandmaket is situated in the heart of St. Petersburg and occupies a two storey building designed in accordance with the classical St. Petersburg architecture standards.
The project developers believe that “The Grandmaket” could become a great attraction for thousands of local and foreign tourists annually coming to Russia’s northern capital. Visitors will be able to get the impression on the size of the Russian Federation, its geography, natural resources and economic potential of the country.
The model pictures cities and villages, tunnels and bridges, ports and air ports, railway and underground stations, plants, factories, mines and oil derricks, stadiums and military bases and many other objects. Different terrain is reproduced, seas, lakes and rivers, mountains, fields and forests are all in place. Speed trains travel all across the country, the trip from the country’s west to the east taking no more than 10 minutes.
The exposition will be open to the public by the end of the year. While The Grandmodel does not open, you can visit The Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg – The World’s Biggest Model Train Set.