Around Begovaya Metro Station

Central Moscow Hippodrome

The Central Moscow Hippodrome is one of the oldest hippodromes in Europe having been founded in 1834. The main building was built later between 1889 and 1894. After the Russian Revolution, races were stopped for some time and only resumed in the 1920s. Vladimir Lenin gave a speech at the hippodrome and this event is commemorated by a monument outside. Today races and other events are still held at the hippodrome, but you can no longer (legally) place any bets there as gambling has been outlawed in Moscow since 2009.

Location 22 Ulitsa Begovaya
Metro Belorusskaya, Begovaya