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Built to celebrate the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, this extensive city park is far from the city center but has its own metro stop. If you're staying nearby or are traveling with children, it's worth a visit. It suffers from the forced triumphal feeling of many Soviet parks, but if you ignore the massive monuments, the many outdoor attractions make it feel human-sized again. Its ponds offer skating and sledding in winter, and boating and water bikes in summer (though they're rather rickety). Elsewhere you can find tennis courts, flower gardens, and an amusement park. On a sobering note, the park was built on the site of a brick factory whose ovens were used to burn corpses of victims of the 900-day Nazi siege.