Russian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be ready in two months

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Alexey Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia and Commissioner General of the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
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Dubai: The organizers of the Russian pavilion have unveiled their theme for Expo 2020 Dubai.

Under the name “Creative Mind: Driving the Future”, the pavilion will host an exhibition that will present all that is Russian.

“Russian creativity is unique. Russia has always been an endless source of great creative minds, inventors, artists and musicians who have been brought to this world over several centuries. From Russian writer Tolstoy, Russian scientist Mendeleev and artists of the Russian avant-garde art scene Kandinsky and Rodchenko, to famous engineers Sikorsky and Korolev – they all created something without which we cannot imagine our life. Russian creativity continues to inspire people around the world today and we want to bring that to Expo 2020 Dubai, ”said Alexander Getman, Russia Pavilion Director.

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Presentation of the creative concept at the Russian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
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Alexander explained: “At the Russian pavilion you will hear stories about the scientific and cultural heritage of Russia. Visitors will see the works of the country’s brightest minds behind the latest cutting-edge technology made in Russia and aimed at improving our future.

He said the pavilion will be ready in two months. “The ground was broken in January.”

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Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing Department, speaks at the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
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About the design and construction

“A spherical structure will cover an area of ​​4,562.7 square meters and be 27 meters high,” he said.

As a reminder, the Russian pavilion is located in the mobility district of Expo 2020 Dubai. The pavilion was designed by architects Tchoban Speech and Simpateca Entertainment Group.

Alexander confirmed that construction is progressing well. “It should be completed on time within three months. Most of the facade elements will be manufactured using the latest technology, many of which will be used for the first time in the construction of such engineered structures, ”he added.

Taking place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first universal exhibition to be held in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia, serving an area with a collective population of nearly three billion people. ‘inhabitants and a domestic product of over 7.4 trillion dollars (27.21 billion dirhams).

Expo 2020 is expected to welcome 25 million visitors over the six months of the show with more than 190 participating nations.

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