Yekaterinburg has advanced to the second round of voting for the right to host EXPO 2025

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in Photobacterium. Archival photoYekaterinburg has advanced to the second round of voting for the right to host EXPO 2025© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

Ekaterinburg and the Japanese Osaka advanced to the second round of voting for the right to host world EXPO 2025, according to the results of the first round countries participating in the International exhibitions Bureau, which was part of the 164 th session of the General Assembly.

In the first round the candidacy of the Ural capital was supported by 48 countries, while for its opponents — Osaka and Baku — made 85 and 23 countries, respectively. If no candidate receives two-thirds of the votes, a second round involving the two countries garnered more votes. To win it is a simple majority of votes.

Russia, an active participant of the international exhibition movement from its inception (1851), still never attended the EXPO.

EXPO 2025 is scheduled from 2 may-2 November 2025.

The theme of the Russian bid is «Transforming the world: innovation and a better life for future generations.» Her idea is to find answers to the key questions of our time — how to transform human life through innovative solutions. In case of victory of Russia in Yekaterinburg will build the EXPO Park with an area of 555 acres, which after the exhibition will be transformed into a «smart city».

The world EXPO is the largest international exhibition, which brings together more than 170 countries. Every five years they show their best achievements in science, technology, architecture and art.

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