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November 22, 2021, 09:15

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If Russia wins, it is planned to build an expo complex near Vnukovo airport to host the World Exhibition.

Moscow has a good chance of becoming a venue for the World Universal Exhibition – Expo – in 2030. I wrote about it in my blog Sergei Sobyanin… On April 29 this year, the Russian capital applied for the right to host the exhibition.

“If Moscow wins the right to host Expo-2030, then for six months our city will become the world capital of science, industry and technology. Russia has something to show our guests in this area. On the other hand, the Expo will become a unique opportunity to see the main achievements of world civilization in Moscow. Such a chance simply must not be missed, ”the Moscow Mayor noted.

Apart from Moscow, Busan (South Korea), Rome (Italy), Odessa (Ukraine) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) apply for the right to host Expo 2030. The winner will be determined in the summer of 2023.

Sergei Sobyanin recalled that Russia has been taking part in the World Exhibition since 1851. Domestic pavilions and inventions were repeatedly recognized as the best. For example, in 1937, the monument to Vera Mukhina “Worker and Collective Farm Woman”, set against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, made a splash. In 1958, the world saw the first Earth satellite at an exhibition in Brussels, and the Soviet pavilion at Expo 1967 in Montreal broke all popularity records, receiving 12 million people. Today the legacy of these exhibitions – the sculpture “Worker and Collective Farm Woman” and the “Montreal” pavilion – adorns VDNKh.

However, in the entire history of Expo, Russia has never hosted this event.

“Moscow is the most obvious contender for this honor. Our city has hosted events of a global scale more than once. The 1957 World Festival of Youth and Students, the 1980 Olympics, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup brought a holiday to millions of citizens. They attracted numerous tourists to our city. And they left a bright mark on the history of Moscow, ”stressed Sergei Sobyanin.

In case of victory of Moscow, an exhibition in the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas (near Vnukovo airport).

“In a couple of years, the metro will come to Vnukovo. And if our application wins, then the Solntsevskaya line can be extended for one or two more stations before the future exhibition complex, ”added the Mayor of Moscow.

Thus, a new point of attraction with a developed infrastructure will appear in the city. In the future, the exposition complex can be used for holding large congress and exhibition, sports or entertainment events.

The first big step in promoting the Moscow application is participation in Expo 2020, which is taking place in Dubai.

“At this exhibition, tourists from all over the world will be able to see and hear the Russian capital. Moscow culture in Dubai is represented by the Moscow Virtuosi, Helikon-Opera, Igor Butman’s jazz orchestra and the Gzhel dance theater. There will be a Moscow Film Festival and a series of fashion shows by our designers. And within the framework of the Moscow Gastronomic Weeks culinary festival, restaurants in Dubai will offer guests their own versions of famous dishes from Moscow chefs, ”added Sergei Sobyanin.

More than 500 thousand people have already visited the Russian pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. More than 2.35 million people visited the World Exhibition in the first month of its work.

The World Universal Exhibition (Expo) is the largest international event, the participating countries of which present themselves to the world. It demonstrates the latest developments in technology and science, cultural achievements and new architectural masterpieces, and in recent years – initiatives in solving global problems. On this platform, the image of countries is formed and a dialogue takes place between them. Expo is a unique platform for public diplomacy and national branding.

Anyone can support Moscow’s bid to host the World Exhibition in 2030. To do this, you need to post on social networks a photo with your favorite view of the capital and the hashtag #timeexpo. Authors of the best works will receive gifts from the Moscow Expo 2030 Bid Committee.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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