Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Cosmos in Russian means space. The hotel (semicircular building on the background), open in 1979, was intended for Olympic Games of 1980. Facing Space Explorers monument (in the right part of the picture) and vast VVC grounds, for a long time Cosmos was something like 'elite' hotel. Its facilities were also used for all kinds of conferences and exhibitions. During PERESTROIKA period many rooms were let for offices but later most part of them was returned to original purpose.
Nowadays Cosmos is one of the most popular hotels with foreign visitors due to acceptable lebel of comfort and reasonable prices.