Crocus City

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Crocus City is a exhibition and business complex located in Krasnogorsk with concert halls, hotels, and restaurants.

Crocus Expo and Vegas Crocus City Mall in 2015

Development edit

Developed by Aras Agalarov's Crocus International, the site is located near the Moscow Oblast Administrative HQ, just outside Moscow's MKAD ring road.

Complex edit

Crocus City Mall edit

Crocus City Mall is a shopping mall located in Crocus City. Built of natural stone in a mixture between neo-classical and oriental architectural styles, the two-storey building opened in 2002.[1]

Crocus City Hall edit

2024 terrorist attack edit

On March 22, 2024, the concert hall and its surrounding facilities were subjected to a coordinated terrorist attack by ISIS-K, where 143 people were killed and over 551 others injured.[2]

Crocus Expo edit

Crocus Expo front entrance, from the inside

Crocus Expo is the adjacently located trade fair and business centre, also built, run and operated by Crocus International. It is the largest business centre in Russia.[citation needed]

From 2011 to 2019, Crocus hosted an annual video game exhibition Igromir, which was moved there from VDNKh exhibition center due to an increasing number of visitors. Over a hundred thousand visitors had attended Igromir in Crocus each year.[citation needed]

In 2014, Crocus Expo also hosted the first Comic-Con Russia.[citation needed]

In 2016 it received a bomb threat via phone call which caused its evacuation.[3] Crocus City Hall received similar threats a year later.[4]

Metro station edit

Vegas Crocus City edit

Vegas Crocus City is a shopping mall located in Crocus City.

Crocus City Oceanarium edit

Crocus City Oceanarium is an Oceanarium located in Crocus City.

Transport edit

The Crocus Group [ru] paid for the Moscow Metro railway station at Myakinino to be additionally planned and built on the extension of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, located between Volokolamskaya and Strogino stations. Myakinino opened on 26 December 2009. It was the first station to be built outside Moscow.[citation needed]

References edit

  1. ^ "Crocus City Mall". Archived from the original on 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  2. ^ "Death toll in Moscow concert hall attack rises to 140 after another victim dies in hospital". ABC News. 27 March 2024. Retrieved 27 March 2024.
  3. ^, Редакция. "«Крокус-Экспо» эвакуировали из-за угрозы взрыва – СМИ". Телеканал «Звезда» (in Russian). Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  4. ^ Шеркунова, Настасья. "Концертный зал в Москве эвакуировали из-за угрозы взрыва". Федеральное агентство новостей No.1 (in Russian). Retrieved 21 July 2019.

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