Renovations in newly opened Zaryadye Park near Kremlin
A lot of shortcomings found at the park opened on the occasion of City Day.
Immediately in several places of the Zaryadye Park workers began to lay the tile, and access to some objects were closed. This, according to The Village, drew the attention of social networks users. Based upon photos posted by blogger Alexey Nasedkin, the construction work has almost been resumed in the park.
In addition to the remaining fences around the park itself, plots with plants were also fenced with unpainted wooden pegs with a tape between them. It, in the author's opinion, makes the park look like a village garden. Washy ground fills in this picture.
At the request of the Dozhd TV channel to comment this situation, head of the Zaryadye park press service Karina Gorobets said that the answer to the request would come within seven days.
Recall, the Zaryadye Park was opened on the site of the Rossiya hotel on the City Day on September 9. Only President of the country Vladimir Putin and some other officials could visit it. Since September 11, everyone could visit it.
As Deputy Mayor of the city on urban development policy and construction Marat Khusnullin said on the opening day of the park, the construction of Zaryadye cost 14 billion rubles ($243m). At the same time, he said, the Moscow authorities deliberately refused to entice investors to this project. Moreover, in addition to the fact that foreigners were engaged in designing (and even the park was built by migrants), even birches, as well as spruce, pine and plants listed in the Red Book of Russia were purchased in Germany. There they also bought shrubs, annual and perennial plants and soil with worms.
"What a mess!" (Alexey Kirilenko @Kirilenko_a)
At the same time, the sources of Vedomosti among the officials of the Mayor's office noted that, taking into account all the improvements and completion of the construction (many park facilities are still not ready), the park's cost will be at least 25 billion rubles ($434m).
Chief architect of the capital Sergey Kuznetsov confirmed on the air of Dozhd that the figures named Vedomosti were "close to the truth" and even presumed a further rising cost of the park’s construction to 30 billion rubles ($521m).
A few days after the opening, the authorities said that the visitors destroyed about 10 thousand plants, and also damaged the glass cortex pavilions and the dome of Media Center.
Later, the administration of the park was convicted of violating the law On Public Procurement during a tender for cleaning non-residential premises for 43.4 million rubles ($754m). As RBC wrote, according to the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, Zaryadye was issued an order to cancel the results of the work of the tender commission and re-evaluate the applications.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.