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The official name of this famed, sprawling green space is Central Park of Culture and Rest, named after Maxim Gorky, but Russians refer to it as Park Gorkovo (Gorky Park) or Park Kultury (the name of the nearby metro station). The most visited -- and least restful -- part of the park is near the entrance, where an amusement park, ponds, and a dizzying array of game booths, trinket stands, and street performers compete for attention. The park extends several acres beyond that, tracing a swath of green between the southwest loop of the Moscow River and the sharp slope of Sparrow Hills. The park amusements are standard fare for most Western visitors (especially savvy young ones), with a couple of notable exceptions: In winter the paths are specially coated with ice for skaters, and ice sculptures pop up around the park for children to climb on. Also, a real Buran space shuttle, designed for space flight but scrapped for lack of funding, is now parked along the river and open to visitors. It doesn't emulate weightlessness, though it will shake you up a bit in a blastoff simulation. Some of the other rides are in dodgy condition. Note the Lenin carving over the park's columned entrance.