Russia is France’s bid to host EXPO 2025 in Yekaterinburg

© Photo : press service of the Russian pavilion at EXPO-2017Екатеринбург presented in Astana bid for the right to host EXPO 2025. Archive photoRussia is France’s bid to host EXPO 2025 in Yekaterinburg© Photo : press service of the Russian pavilion at EXPO-2017

Russia on Wednesday is in Paris at the General Assembly of the International exhibitions Bureau an application for holding in Ekaterinburg world universal exhibition EXPO-2025, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the representative of the bid Committee.

Russia in may filed a bid to host World Expo 2025 in Yekaterinburg. The Russian city for the second time vying to host the EXPO. In 2012, Ekaterinburg applied for EXPO 2020, but the preference was given to Dubai (UAE). In addition to Yekaterinburg to host EXPO 2025 expect Osaka (Japan), Paris (France) and Baku (Azerbaijan), the event will be held from may 2 to November 2, 2025. The decision on venue will be taken at the General Assembly of the International exhibitions Bureau in November 2018.

«The Russian delegation — the Director General of bid Committee EXPO-2025 Svetlana Sagaidak, the Minister of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov, Deputy Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Georgy Kalamanov, the Governor of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev, the city Manager Ekaterinburg Alexander Jacob,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

It is expected that each country will present a 20-minute speech in which talk about the city in which it is proposed to hold the EXPO, and will be implemented as the theme of the exhibition. The topic proposed Russia — «Transforming the world: innovation and a better life for future generations.» On the basis of performances scheduled press conference.

The application representing the Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner said that «was surprised to find that Russia has never hosted the world exhibition».

Manturov, in turn, noted that in the last decade, Russia has become a platform for many large international events — political, economic, sports and cultural. «We love and know how to receive guests. Russia – in the person of its President, organs of Executive and legislative powers ensures that there will be created all necessary conditions in order for the world exhibition in 2025, went flawlessly at the highest level», — said the head of Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation.

To EXPO 2025 Ekaterinburg plans to build the city of the future, where you create your «technology of happiness». «The size of the area under future exhibition is 555 hectares. It is the largest square in the entire history of the world exhibitions,» said Sagaidak. In her words, «the technology that will be shown at the exhibition, will have to make the world happier.»

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