In the 15th century the land of Moscow Sokolniki was a place for the prince’s hunting falcons. There was a falconer stockyard Sokolnoye, falconer garden and probably the settlement falconers.
Sokolniki – Park in the district of Sokolniki in the north-east of Moscow, in the south limited Sokolniki Val, from the east – Bogorodskoye Highway north – Rostokinskiy passing through, from the west – the Yaroslavl railway line.
Today, Sokolniki Park – a unique natural complex, a park and public culture, garden-park pattern of creation and one of the most popular attractions of Moscow.
The park covers a large area – 600 hectares, and more than half of them – it’s green spaces.