In the 1960s in the “Sokolniki” park started construction of new exhibition halls.
Old-timers remember the extraordinary events in the early 1970s: in one of the pavilions thundered a loud explosion. Generally, fires in Sokolniki happens quite often – burning wooden buildings, stage, at the beginning of the 1980s, a pillar of fire rose above the restaurant “Prague”. This fire for a long time could not extinguish, from the restaurant were the ruins.
From 1959 to 1976 in the “Sokolniki” was held 56 national and international exhibitions. The largest of them – printing industry exhibition, chemistry, mechanical engineering, automotive industry and geodesy. During this time the pavilions visited by 19 million people. After a ten-year hiatus exhibition activity was resumed in 1989.