“Friendship of Nations” is the main founatain at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VVTs), formally known as VDNKh, in Moscow, Russia. The VVTs was foundated at 1939 as agricaltural exhibition of Soviet Union. The fountain was built in the early 1950s and the 16 girls around the sheaf of sunflowers and hemp in the middle represent the 16 Soviet Socialistic Republics that formed Soviet Union at that time. 15 now are independent countries, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Moldavia, Kirghizstan, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. The 16th represent Karelo-Finnish SSR that existed from 1940 until it was merged back into the Russian SFSR in 1956.
This summer a huge Water Battle took place here!
Photographer: Billy (StylishFetish.com).