Russia under the successful bid for EXPO 2025 will enter a simplified entry to the country

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator in photobacteria EXPO–2025 during a press-conference dedicated to the promotion of Yekaterinburg. Archival photoRussia under the successful bid for EXPO 2025 will enter a simplified entry to the country© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Traveloperator the image Bank

Russia will provide for a simplified procedure of entry of participants and visitors of the universal exposition EXPO 2025 in Yekaterinburg in case of victory of the Russian bid, said Finance Minister Anton Siluanov at the 163rd General Assembly of the International exhibitions Bureau in Paris.

Competitors of Yekaterinburg are Osaka and Baku. The decision on winner will be made at the 164 th session of the General Assembly of the International exhibition Bureau in November 2018 by secret ballot. The «Expo-2025» is planned for the period from 2 may to 2 November 2025.

«At practice for the upcoming football world Cup we have provided a simplified procedure of entry to our country. Ticket for the exposition will be equal to visa. It will make a world show as accessible as possible for everyone to participate,» — said Siluanov, introducing the Russian proposal.

In addition, a special Federal law will allow participants to use tax, insurance, tax benefits, he said.

«Holding the EXPO in Yekaterinburg will help strengthen international cooperation. We will ensure the accessibility of participation in the world exhibition a wide range of States from all regions of the world. That is why we have prepared an extensive programme of assistance to developing countries, its volume of 170 million euros. At the expense of the program of the national delegations will receive all necessary for participation in the exhibition and will be comfortably placed. They can use the innovative infrastructure of the EXPO and the city», — said the Minister

Siluanov stressed that in accordance with the concept of heritage «Smart city» after the exhibition its territory to become a place, where he implemented innovative development, transforming urban environment and improving the quality of life of citizens.

«On behalf of the government of the Russian Federation I assure you that our country is guaranteed to provide an unprecedented level of organization of EXPO 2025. We will do everything possible to ensure that the stay of the participants and guests of the exhibition in Ekaterinburg comfortable and productive, positive emotions and memories,» he concluded.

The theme of the Russian bid is «Transforming the world: innovation and a better life for future generations.»