In 1998, Ostankino received the status of a specially protected natural area, which included the Ostankino Park and the Ostankino Palace and Park Complex, the Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the territory of the VDNKh, as well as part of the Yauza Valley.
Ostankino Park was created in 1793 by the project of architects A.F. Mironov and PI Argunova as a manor park of Sheremetev graphs. The basis of greenery is a 200-year-old oak forest, part of which belongs to the Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Linden, elm, maple are common, among which centenary specimens are frequent. On the territory of the park are preserved barrows of Slavic settlements of the XI – XIII centuries.
Ostankino Manor is a unique intact monument of Russian architecture of the XVIII century, located in the northern part of Moscow. Once near Moscow, this manor is now located 20 minutes from the Kremlin and attracts lovers of the beautiful with its strict forms of classic architecture, the exquisite beauty of the interiors of the palace and the secluded silence of the old park. The estate ensemble evolved over several centuries. The first information about Ostankino dates back to the middle of the XVI century. The oldest surviving monument in the estate is the Church of the Life-Giving Trinity at the end of the 17th century with a nine-tier carved iconostasis. Its two lower tiers date back to the time the church was built, the rest to the end of the XVIII century. The five-domed temple in the style of “Moscow pattern” is erected of red brick, decorated with white carved stone and polychrome tiles. The church was built by princes Cherkassky, who owned the estate from the first quarter of the XVI to the middle of the XVIII century. When they Ostankino was a rich princely residence with a beautiful temple, a large manor house and an extensive garden. The estate was at that time so good and comfortable, that here four times in a row the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna was received.