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Goddard-Designed $4bn Russian Theme Park Gets Thumbs Up from Putin


Leading creator of destination attractions, Gary Goddard, has announced that a $4bn Russian theme park designed by the Goddard Group has been given the seal of approval by Vladimir Putin.

In a meeting between the Russian President and the Kaluga region’s Governor, Anatoly Artamonov, Putin officially endorsed the project which is being developed by a consortium led by the LA-based Moschanko Investment Group.

According to Goddard, “The Magical World of Russia” will be a major destination resort unique to both Russia and the rest of the world:

“Using Russian folklore, legends, and history, we are actively working to make this a theme park that will reflect the culture and lore of Russia – and one that will be built to a quality level equal to, or better than, any other world class theme park today, ” he explained.

The massive theme park will occupy 220 hectares and is being wholly financed by investors without the need for government funding. It will feature the world’s biggest Aquapark as well as a host of ground-breaking attractions and several hotels.

“I am happy to see my long-held dream of creating a true Theme Park and Resort for Russia finally becoming a reality, ” reported Gene Moshkovich, the founder of Moschanko Investment Group.

“From the moment I had my first idea for this park and resort, I never doubted it would be realised. But I also knew I needed the best people in the themed-entertainment and design industry.  For this reason, I partnered with Gary Goddard and his Goddard Group. He and his team are helping me shape my vision for this wonderful new family destination.”

The Hollywood-based Goddard Group was launched by innovative master-planner, Gary Goddard, in 2002.  Since then, the company has developed, designed and produced over forty attractions across the globe for clients including Cirque du Soleil, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Insomniac Events, Lotte World, Galaxy Entertainment Group, and Melco-Crown.

Artwork and Design ©2015 MOSCHANKO INVESTMENT CO/GODDARD GROUP all rights reserved.

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