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our themeCreative Mind:
Driving the Future


Taking place from 01 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia, serving an area with a collective population of nearly 3 billion people and a GDP of more than USD 7.4 trillion.

With an expected 25 million visitors over the 6 months of show time and over 190 participating nations, Expo 2020 will be the biggest World Expo in history.

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

This once-in-a-lifetime celebration — the largest event ever staged in the Arab world — will showcase warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation. Expo 2020 aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come spanning everything from innovations and architecture to friendships and business opportunities.

The biggest EXPO in history


25millon visitors

438hectares area

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Our theme:

Creative Mind: Driving the Future

Russian creativity is unique.

Russia has always been an infinite source of great creative minds, inventors, artists and musicians who have been brought to this world over the course of several centuries. From the Russian writer Tolstoy, the Russian scientist Mendeleev and the artists of the Russian avant-garde art scene Kandinsky and Rodchenko right to the famous engineers Sikorsky and Korolev — they all created something that we cannot imagine our life without. And some things remain unchanged — Russian creativity keeps inspiring people around the world today.

Let’s not forget that 100 years ago Russia was considered to be a source of inspiration and everything new, exciting and progressive — Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Sergei Eisenstein’s cinema, Stanislavski’s theatre and famous avant-garde artists Larionov and Malevich and, of course, discoveries made by Pavlov, Bekhterev and Mechnikov — this is only a small part of the endless list of remarkable achievements of the Great Russians.

That is how creativity, thinking outside-the-box, pioneering inventions and inspiring unpredictability became the main advantages of the Russians in the market of creative industries.

Nowadays, the share of creative industries in the economy of Russia’s large cities can be compared to today’s numbers in Europe’s cities. For example, 19% of the market in Moscow belongs to creative economy and though the number in Saint Petersburg is a bit lower — 12% — it still remains very impressive. Moreover, today we can find creative communities formed not only in cities but also in different regions of Russia.

Join us in the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai and you will hear stories about Russia’s scientific and cultural heritage carefully preserved over the course of the last centuries. Moreover, you will also see works of the brightest minds behind the latest cutting-edge technologies made in Russia and aimed at making our future better.

2021 was officially declared the International Year of Creative Economy by the UN! Come and you will see with your own eyes what Russia has to offer.

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The Russian Pavilion will host a full programme of cultural, business and social events throughout the six month Expo. Check here for details!

October 2021 — March 2022

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Cultural Programme


Opening Ceremony

Russian Pavilion

A ceremony that will reveal the true depth and hospitality of the Russian soul. The official Opening of the Russian Pavilion will be a chance for our guests to immerse themselves in the tastes, colours, sights and sounds of Russia in a concert programme arranged by some of the country’s brightest young talents.

Opening Ceremony


Matreshka Festival

Dubai Millineum Amphiteatre, Expo

With an aim to create a cultural bridge between Russia and the UAE and to unite people all over the world from Moscow to Dubai, the Matreshka Festival has already become a tradition.

This time Victoria Lopyreva, former Miss Russia, will host the festival at Expo. Her goal? To introduce an international audience to traditional Russian folk music and dance — a universal language that needs no translation.

Matreshka Festival


Children Fest

Jubilee Park, Expo

Featuring a packed programme of exciting performances, amusing cartoons and engaging activities, Children Fest is a must-see event for kids and their parents. Special festival guests include the Russian Pavilion’s very own mascot, and there will be a star appearance by the Fixies, who will be visiting the UAE straight from Russia.

The Fixies are tiny creatures who mend broken appliances, gadgets and electrical circuits. And their top secret is...they can only be seen by kids!

Children Fest


Ballet “MODANCE”, Bolshoi Theatre

Dubai Opera

The Russian superstar ballerina Svetlana Zakharova is bringing her spectacular show Modanse to Dubai for the very first time, as part of our cultural programme. A unique balletic experience, Modanse is a fusion of dance and high fashion, consisting of two one-act ballets: “Like Breath”, set to the music of Georg Friedrich Handel, and “Gabrielle Chanel” composed by Ilya Demutsky.

The second part of the performance is dedicated to the legendary French designer Coco Chanel and tells her story and her huge contribution to the development of fashion. Svetlana Zakharova becomes Coco through dance, in a tour de force with no less than seven costume changes. Other characters are danced by members of her ensemble, including principal dancers from Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Theatre.



The museums of Russia: how Russia cares for its cultural heritage

Russian Pavilion

Representatives of some of Russia’s most well-known museums speak about the cultural treasures to be found in their collections, how you can now enjoy — virtually — the wealth of cultural artifacts located in other countries’ collections, and about what makes a museum of the 21st century.

The museums of Russia: how Russia cares for its cultural heritage


Chess Tournament

Russian Pavilion

To coincide with the FIDE World Chess Championship taking place in Dubai , the Russian Pavilion will host an amateur chess tournament to engage chess lovers — and the chess-curious — into the greatest game of all time and to inspire the wider Expo community to get involved.

Chess Tournament


Russia Festival

Ain Dubai (Bluewaters Island), Dubai

A spectacular gala dinner will celebrate the National Day of the Russian Federation at Expo 2020. Guests are invited to a simply breath-taking, and record-breaking, location — Ain Dubai — the world’s tallest observation wheel, standing proud at over 250 metres high.

Russian opera, ballet and musical performance will feature in the programme of this stunning event, leaving our guests with unforgettable impressions of Russia and its cultural riches on its National Day.

Russia Festival


Poetry Day

Russian Pavilion

A celebration of Russian poetry, featuring poets and poem-lovers, Poetry Day at the Russian Pavilion will be full of emotion, inspiration, elation and great rhythm. Talented artists and rising stars of poetry will give recitals and performances, creating a window into Russian national identity, and further — into the depths of ‘dusha’: Russia’s soul.

Poetry Day


Russian Christmas Gala

Agenda, Dubai

For Russians, Christmas is one the most important holidays of the year with its cultural traditions and rich history. This illuminating show will feature performance by top Russian artists, traditional cuisine and a special entertainment programme designed to recreate the customs and ritual of a truly Russian Christmas.

Russian Christmas Gala


Russian Winter Festival

Agenda, Dubai

Culture provides the bedrock of Russian national identity. The Russian Winter Festival is a well-established major cultural event celebrated on an annual basis, showcasing music, theatre, entertainment, food and drink, as well as traditional Russian activities. Its aim is to highlight Russia’s cultural diversity, featuring performers from Moscow and many different parts of the country reflecting the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural mosaic of modern Russia.

Russian Winter Festival


Zhara Gala Concert

Agenda, Dubai

Russia is bringing summer heat to wintery Dubai! Zhara is an international music festival and in 2022 it will have its UAE debut. Attendees of this special gala event will enjoy a varied concert programme with participation of famous names from Russia along with a fabulous dinner in exuberant Russian style.

Zhara Gala Concert


Lectures on Literature

Russian Pavilion

Leading Russian authors talk about their work — and of the influence that great writers of the past have on their literary output.

Lectures on Literature


Russian Old New Year Gala Dinner

Agenda, Dubai

New Year is Russia’s biggest festive celebration. Commemorating the New Year according to the pre-revolutionary calendar, Russian Old New Year is rich in history, fascinating traditions and entertaining customs. The exclusive and unique Russian Old New Year Gala Dinner will create a magnificent atmosphere in the heart of Dubai, getting 2022 off to a scintillating start with the wealth and splendour of Russian culture. For our guests’ pleasure, the dinner programme will be enlivened and illuminated by a concert of classical music and opera.

Russian Old New Year Gala Dinner


Russian Cultural Heritage

Russian Pavilion

Culture is at the heart of Russia’s heritage, combining traditions from various ethnic groups, sub-cultures and worldviews while reflecting the country’s complex history and diverse geography. Russia has a long tradition of achievement in many fields, especially when it comes to literature, folk music and dancing, classical music, ballet, architecture, painting and cinema. In all these areas Russia has had a considerable influence on global culture.

Our Russian Cultural Heritage lectures, delivered by a line-up of invited experts, will offer a unique opportunity for Expo audiences to take a deep dive into Russian culture, and to really understand how its cultural heritage has built a nation.

Russian Cultural Heritage


Russian Cinema

Russian Pavilion

Russian cinema has a long and rich history — from beloved Soviet-era films through to contemporary arthouse movies. At our Russian Cinema evening, pavilion guests will see and hear about the Russian film industry — and will be treated to VIP viewings of some of the finest masterpieces of the Russian cinematic art.

Russian Cinema


Russian Rhapsody Gala Dinner

Dubai Opera

Russian Rhapsody is a spectacular gala dinner and cultural showcase of Russia, bringing the richness of Russian classical music to UAE.

With performances by Russia’s leading opera stars and stunning projections of scenes from folklore, fairy tale and classical art, this will be an evening of entertainment never to be forgotten.

Russian Rhapsody Gala Dinner


Closing Ceremony

Russian Pavilion

Business Programme


Russia: Culture

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo

Russia has made a priceless contribution to human culture. It has given to the world not only great masterpieces of literature and fine art, but also entire artistic movements. Russian culture has a long and rich history, steeped in literature, ballet, painting, sculpture, classical music and cinema.

The Russia culture forum will lend a platform to the brightest lights in the arts world to illuminate the cultural wealth of Russia from the dawn of its history to the present day, revealing the most impactful and meaningful aspects of its rise as well as the place Russian culture takes in the world today.

Russia Culture


Russia: Space

Russian Pavilion

Space exploration has become a model of international cooperation, where countries including Russia and the UAE share information and coordinate projects together. It is, however, still a source of great pride to Russia and a field in which Russia excels.

he ‘Russia Space’ conference will unite space enthusiasts and experts to put a spotlight on this most relevant topic — one that inspires and engages people all over the world.

Russia Space


Russia: Music

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo

Twenty-five years ago, the foundations for Russia’s vibrant music industry were laid. Today this industry forms a tangible part of Russia’s economic and social life, uniting people and brands in a commercially and creatively dynamic mix.

This conference will bring together industry representatives to discuss the development of the music sector and its way forward in Russia.

Russia Music


Russia: Invest in the future

Caesars Palace, Bluewaters Island, Dubai

The business forum ‘Russia: invest in the future’ will focus on Russian-Arab investment and economic cooperation. The event will feature high level discussions around investment opportunities in Russia and will showcase projects to introduce new technologies, innovative business models, new products and services in IT, energy, transport, financial services and many other sectors.

Russia: invest in the future


Russia: Future Education

Russian Pavilion

Covid-19 has proved a great obstacle to educational opportunity all over the world, but at the same time has forced us to rethink. We have had to change approaches and formats, to embrace digital and, in short, to reinvent education to shape its future.

During this conference, an international panel of speakers will facilitate engaging discussions about learning opportunities, new trends and the wholesale transformation in the way we deliver education.

Russia Future Education


Russia: ART

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo

From Wassily Kandinsky to Pokras Lampas, from neoclassical art, through realism and all the way to modernism, Russian art represents life, history, propaganda, creativity and dreams through the prism of artists’ vision. Nowadays Russian art is an integral element of global culture — testimony to cross-cultural communication and exchange and a powerful example of the universality of our shared cultural civilisation.

During the conference we will open discussions with a range of representatives of Russia’s contemporary art scene to get inspired and to gain an understanding of its history, its relationship to business and wider society; as well as its challenges, ideas and visions for the future.

Russia ART


Russia: Travel

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo

Russia is now a top bucket list destination worldwide — spectacular sights, unique activities and a deep cultural heritage have long attracted visitors to the mystery of this vast country.

The conference aims to open Russia and its regions to new audiences — as a fascinating travel destination, with beauty, history and surprise at every turn. If you have any preconceptions about Russia, rethink them now.

Russia Travel


Russia: Women

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo

Russia has a rich and complex history in which women have always played a significant role. But Russian women have also contributed much to the world beyond Russia’s borders: in culture, science, medicine and economics.

The aim of this panel is to celebrate Russian women and discuss the topic with leading women innovators and entrepreneurs in various fields, who will share their experience and knowledge.

Russia Women


Russia: Global Focus

Russian Pavilion

The Covid-19 crisis has affected societies and economies around the globe and will permanently reshape our world as it continues to unfold. While the fallout from the crisis is both amplifying familiar risks and creating new ones, change at this scale also creates new opportunities on the global level.

The panel discussion will be built around issues humanity has faced with the pandemic and the decisions that must be made now – both to tackle them and to build back stronger.

Russia Global Focus


Russian-Arab Business Forum

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo

Underpinned by a shared vision of Russian-Arab cooperation, this summit will facilitate the achievement of the common goals of prosperity, sustainable development and economic security by unlocking initiative and forging new relationships.

Providing insights into key topics through panel discussions, the summit will cover such areas of interest as investment and bi-lateral trade.

Russian-Arab Business Summit


Russia: Agrofood

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo

The agricultural business sector in Russia grows every year, with profits from crop farming alone reaching USD 1.89bn annually. With many government support programmes and opportunities for further growth, it is a sector that is ripe with potential.

Our speakers at this event will discuss the perspectives of agriculture in Russia and the crucial global issue of food security — an area where Russia can play a leading role. Beyond these headline themes, the forum will act as a platform for sharing agro-tech innovation and progress and will foster relationships and strategic partnerships with Russia in the vital business of growing for the good of the world.

Russia Agrofood


Russia: Transport and Logistics

Russian Pavilion

Logistics are crucial in the efficient operation of supply chains and transport systems all over the globe. As the world’s largest country, Russia manages huge levels of trade across a vast transport and logistics network, and the country plays a vital role in global supply.

This business forum will highlight opportunities Russia can offer to the world and reveal new development prospects in the logistics sector.

Russia Transport and Logistics


Russia: Creates 3.0

Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo

Russia Creates brings together the brightest and most talented representatives of Russian creative industries, including experts in tech, art, music, architecture and design, and opens up a unique creative dialogue with the dynamic markets of the Arabian Gulf — in particular the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Russia Creates 3.0


Russia: Fashion

Russia Pavilion

Fashion in Russia can be traced back to Peter the Great’s introduction of European style in the 1700s whilst enacting a radical domestic reform programme. Today Russian fashion brands are making an ever louder noise in world fashion markets and Russian designers are fixtures in major Fashion Weeks around the globe.

This panel discussion event will bring together the most exciting names in Russian fashion to assess the evolving trends of this most dynamic of industries.

Russia Fashion


Russia: Medicine and Healthcare

Russian Pavilion

Over the past century, Russian healthcare has been recognized as a global leader in many areas. The Sputnik V vaccine — developed in Russia — has become a symbol of Russia’s pioneering status in the pharmaceutical industry.

The forum will form a platform to showcase medical discoveries and ground-breaking new products, discuss recent industry reforms and challenges, highlight the importance of innovation and develop new business relationships.

Medicine and Healthcare

* provisional programme


Expo 2020 dates:

1 October 2021 — 31 March 2022

How to get to
Expo 2020 Site:

Expo 2020 is located at Dubai South, close to Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).

Direct transport links with Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) — 60 minute journey time.

Expo 2020 will be served by a new dedicated Metro station, which will service 44,000 passengers per hour.

How to find us:

Russian Pavilion is located in the Mobility Zone at Expo 2020.

General partner

Metalloinvest is a leading global producer and supplier of iron ore products and hot briquetted iron (HBI), and one of the biggest regional producers of high-quality steel. The company holds the world’s second largest proven reserves of iron ore and has one of the lowest iron ore cost indicators on the market.


The Agency for Strategic Initiatives ( is a non-commercial organization founded in 2011 by the Russian government. Chairman of the ASI Supervisory Board is the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

The Agency supports projects aimed at systemic changes: improving the business climate and innovation, supporting education and training, healthcare and social services, regional and urban development.

ASI’s key initiatives are the National Rating of the Investment Climate in the Regions, the digital platform for working with entrepreneurs’ appeals «ZaBusiness», the 100 City Leaders program, the Innovation Openness Growth Model for Large Companies, the University 20.35 and the National Technology Initiative platform.

The Russian-Emirati Business Council is a partner of the business program of the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020.

Media Partners

Forbes is a financial and economic magazine, one of the most authoritative and well-known economic publications in the world. It takes 1st place in terms of citation among magazines in Russia in the Medialogy rating.

Forbes is about stories of success and failure of entrepreneurs, fresh ideas for business and investment, and credible ratings.

Russian Emirates — UAE’s largest Russian Media Group.

Since 2004 Russian Emirates have evolved into a single largest source of news, lifestyle, entertainment, business, family information about UAE in Russian language.

Russian Emirates holds a portfolio of magazines, digital portals, radio, social community, privilege program and events.

Credo of Russian Emirates Media — is bringing complete, credible and timely information to Russian community in UAE in the most convenient way across all areas of life.

Kartina.TV is the largest international operator for Russian TV channels. Since 2008 it has been providing television services to the Russian-speaking audience worldwide. Now it also offers movies and TV series from popular video streaming services (START, ivi,, Megogo, Okko). The only requirement Kartina.TV customers need to watch their favorite movies, cartoons and TV shows in Russian language anywhere in the world is an Internet access. With Kartina.TV you have a huge selection of legal content and broadcast recording for 14 days at your free disposal. Besides, you can watch TV on any device — the full freedom of choice. Kartina.TV always strives to develop a top-class product that will break stereotypes and become the flagship of the Russian TV worldwide.

The “KARTINA.TV” brand has become a synonym for television in Russian language for many residents abroad. Additional projects with diversified services are currently being developed around the core product Kartina.TV. Its goal is to create an international technological environment for cultural exchange and communication between compatriots around the globe.

“Kommersant” is one of the first independent media companies founded in Russia. For almost 30 years, impartiality, accurateness and speed guided the authors of “Kommersant”, the first business daily in the country. These principles helped “Kommersant” to remain among the most reliable and influential media. Apart from the broadsheet daily, the company also publishes a weekly magazine “Kommersant WEEKEND”, monthly automobile magazine “Kommersant AUTOPILOT”, supplements “Kommersant DENGI” and “Kommersant KIDS”, supplement “Kommersant STYLE” about lifestyle and actual fashion trends. “Kommersant” has been online since 1995, and opened “Kommersant FM” radio in 2010.

Cultural Programme Partner

The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation, founded by Alisher Usmanov in 2006, provides support for socially impactful initiatives in the fields of culture, education and sport, and also for international projects which strengthen the image of the country. The Foundation is active in the sustainable development of small towns across Russia and the support of the establishment of a regional not-for-profit sector, the promotion of amateur sports, the integration of health-impaired and disabled people into competitive sports, and also the introduction of healthy-lifestyle initiatives. As an active participant of the development of inclusivity and accessibility, in particular in the cultural and arts spheres, the Foundation offers those with visual impairment the opportunity to achieve their goals and develop as fully integrated members of society.


6 July 2021

Metalloinvest steps up as Russian Pavilion General Partner

In a signing ceremony staged at INNOPROM trade fair in Ekaterinburg on 6 July, Russian Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade — and Commissioner General of the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 — Alexei Gruzdev signed a General Partnership agreement with Nazim Efendiev, General Director of Metalloinvest.

Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade, who was present at the signing, commented: “We always welcome the involvement of our businesses and enterprises in international exhibitions, and the signing of this agreement is an important step in the realisation of a high quality and rich business programme in the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020”.

Nazim Efendiev added: “Our participation in Expo 2020, as General Partner of the Russian Pavilion, will launch a series of projects and initiatives within the framework of the Pavilion’s business programme. The staging of such an exhibition in the UAE — one of world’s fastest growing innovation hubs — was the key driver for our partnership with Expo. More than a decade ago, Metalloinvest became the first Russian company to invest in the diversification of the UAE economy by launching the Hamriyah Steel production plant.”

Metalloinvest steps up as Russian Pavilion General Partner

Metalloinvest steps up as Russian Pavilion General Partner


23 June 2021

100 days to go!

Expo 2020 Dubai is only 100 days away from welcoming the world in one place — six months of world class innovation, thrilling entertainment, unforgettable experiences and much more, from 1 Oct 2021 until 31 March 2022!


21 June 2021

Women’s Pavilion at Expo — for the first time ever

Expo 2020 in Dubai will see a dedicated Women’s Pavilion for the very first time in World Expo history. Designed and created in partnership with luxury jewellery house Cartier, the pavilion will host a line-up of events, workshops and discussions that will raise awareness of women’s issues and highlight the role of women in today’s society.

Women’s Pavilion at Expo – for the first time ever


7 June 2021

Russia-UAE Business Council signs up as Partner of the business programme of the Russian Pavilion!

More good news from St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: a meeting was held between Sergei Gorkov, Chairman of the Russia-UAE Business Council, and Dr Tarek Oliveira Shayya, Executive Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of Expo 2020. Russia-UAE Business Council signs up as Partner of the business programme of the Russian Pavilion.

Russia-UAE Business Council signs up as Partner!


6 June 2021

Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation to be Russian Pavilion’s Cultural Programme Partner

It was announced today at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that the Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation — established by Russian entrepreneur and patron of the arts, Alisher Usmanov — will come on board as Partner of the Russian Pavilion’s cultural programme at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The Partnership Agreement was signed, in a special ceremony at SPIEF in the presence of Russian Minister for Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, by Alexei Gruzdev, Deputy Minister and Commissioner General of the Russian Pavilion at Expo and Fatima Mukhomedzhan, Director of the Art, Science and Sport Charitable Foundation.

Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation to be Russian Pavilion’s Cultural Programme Partner


3 June 2021

Expo 2020 at SPIEF — 3 June

There were some very special guests at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on 3 June: none other than UAE Minister for International Relations and Director General of Expo 2020 Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy and Russian Minister for Industry and Trade, Denis Maturov. Continuing Expo 2020’s high profile at SPIEF this year, these two ministerial guests took part in the panel session “World Expo: international cooperation as a driver of sustainable global development”.

Expo 2020 at SPIEF – 3 June


2 June 2021

How competitive is Russia in the creative industries?

Business panel session at SPIEF in the framework of Russia’s participation in Expo 2020.

In the run up to Russia’s participation in Expo 2020 — which kicks off in Dubai in October 2021- the Russian Expo team were excited take part in a special round table panel session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on 2 June to ask the question “Is Russia competitive in the creative industries sector?” Panellists in the session included Tarek Oliveira Shayya, Executive Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of Expo 2020 and Alexey Sanchenko, Director of Partnerships for the Russian Pavilion. The session also featured founder of Russia Creates, Sergei Kolushev; co-founder and CEO of Yummy United, Oleg Beriev; Director of Strategic Partnerships at Abu Dhabi’s creative industries hub TwoFour54, James Hartt; Head of Gaming and eSports at TwoFour54, Sultan Mohammed Al-Riyami; CEO of Riki Group, Mark Zavadskiy; and Editorial Director, Forbes Russia, Nikolai Uskov. Our expert panellists discussed how local creative talent can be upscaled and exported to compete in the global market, how to avoid losing out in the battle for market share, and ultimately, how to make ingenuity and creativity — which comes naturally for Russians — the foundation of prosperity and a strong economy.


29 April 2021

Russia applies to organise World Expo 2030 in Moscow

Russia has become the first to announce its intention to host World Expo 2030 in Moscow by submitting a letter of candidature to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) on the 29th April. According to the BIE, Russia has been the only country to apply for the bid so far, however, other candidates can still submit their applications by the 29th October 2021.

Russia applies to organise World Expo 2030 in Moscow

As stated in the article published on the official website of Bureau International des Expositions, “the letter from the Prime Minister of Russia, Mikhail Mishustin, was handed to the Secretary General of the BIE, Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, by the Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Aleksey Gruzdev, and the Ambassador of Russia to France, Aleksey Mechkov.”

After the application period, the BIE will carefully assess “a detailed candidature dossier” of each country. Following “the project examination phase” an election will be held with participance of 169 Member States of the BIE who will decide which candidate will host Expo 2030.

If Russia wins the bidding, Expo 2030 will take place in Moscow between the 27th April and the 27th October 2030. The country has already announced the theme which will be embodied in the concept of Expo 2030 — “Human Progress. Shared vision for the World of Harmony”.

In the article special attention was paid to the country’s valuable contribution to the work of the BIE and World Expos in particular: “Russia is an active and engaged Member State of the BIE and participates regularly in World and Specialised Expos. Its participation has been rewarded on several occasions including at World Expo 2010 Shanghai and World Expo 2015 Milan.”


12 April 2021

The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, joins in the celebration of the Cosmonautics day featuring the image of Yuri Gagarin!

A projection of Yuri Gagarin’s image, a soviet astronaut, who became the first human to accomplish a successful journey into outer space on April 12, 1961, was displayed on one of the most iconic symbols of Dubai to mark the occasion of the Cosmonautics day which is yearly celebrated in Russia on April 12


9 April 2021

General Commissioner Alexey Gruzdev participated in the presentation of the Russian Pavilion in Dubai!

Alexey Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and General Commissioner of the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 gave a welcome speech at the official presentation of the Russian Pavilion which took place in Dubai on April 8:

“We believe that ‘Creative Mind: Driving the Future’, the theme of Russia’s participation in Expo 2020, is a reflection of the times and the world we currently live in”, stated Alexey Gruzdev. “We are working on a diverse programme of business and cultural events for Expo 2020 in Dubai, which will not only open the theme but will also give millions of visitors a chance to discover Russia’s latest achievements in manufacturing, science, technology and art”.

General Commissioner Alexey Gruzdev participated in the presentation of the Russian Pavilion in Dubai!


5 April 2021

The Organizing Committee of Expo 2020 in Dubai presents a new official video of the exhibition!


30 March 2021

Moscow’s bid to host Expo 2030 was discussed in Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia

On March 30, Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation held the first meeting of the Organizing Committee responsible for Moscow’s bid to host Expo 2030 During the meeting the members of the committee discussed future plans for the bid campaign and identified the key objectives that should become a primary focus of attention for the work of the Organizing Committee, as well as considered potential themes of the exhibition that would reflect the relevant questions the World has to face today. The plans to apply for the right to host Expo 2030 in Moscow were revealed at the General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Bureau, which took place on 1 December, 2020 On 8 April, 2021, in the framework of Russia Creates 2 forum in Dubai, the Organizing Committee is going to present Moscow’s bid to host Expo 2030 to the general public and the participants of the forum.

Moscow’s bid to host Expo 2030 was discussed in Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia


19 March 2021

Global Challenges: “2020s: a decisive decade?” presented by Pavel Luksha.

Following Expo 2020 Dubai “Global Challenges” thematic week Pavel Luksha, founder of the Global Education Futures, member of supervisory board of the University 20.35 — the first Russian university of professional development in digital economy and professor at SKOLKOVO School of Management, shares a video about what our future could look like in 2020s. Pavel Luksha is a member of the BRICS Skills Development Working Group (chaired in 2015) and co-author of the Rapid Foresight methodology used by thousands of futurists and practitioners in Russia and around the world. In his presentation “2020s: A Decisive Decade?” as part of Expo 2020 Dubai “Global Challenges” week Pavel Luksha discusses the possibility of 2020’s becoming the most hopeful, yet the most catastrophic decade in history. Why?

Watch the video!


18 March 2021

Expo 2020 has reached 160 thousand volunteer applications!

The total amount of volunteer applications that have already been received by Expo 2020 exceeds the staff capacity of the global event by 5 times. However, as announced by Expo 2020 Organizing Committee, volunteer application process will remain open until the end of March 2021 30 volunteers are going to welcome guests from 180 countries and provide help to organizers of the exhibition for an overall period of six months. Individuals above 18 years old of any nationality, who are fluent in English and possess high communication skills are invited to participate in Expo 2020 volunteer programme.

Expo 2020 has reached 160 thousand volunteer applications!


17 March 2021

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade discusses the future of relations between Russia and UAE with the UAE Ambassador to Russia

Alexey Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russian Federation and General Commissioner of Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 met with Mohammad Ahmad Al Jaber, the UAE Ambassador to Russian Federation. During the meeting the mutual relations between the two countries were discussed as well as opportunities to strengthen and broaden an alliance between Russia and UAE, which has already brought a significant progress to all public sectors.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade discusses the future of relations between Russia and UAE with the UAE Ambassador to Russia


22 February 2021

Denis Manturov visited Expo 2020 in Dubai!

On February 22, Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Head of Organizing Committee of the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020, together with Sergey Chemezov, Managing Director of Rostec Corporation, and Alexey Gruzdev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and General Commissioner of the Russian pavilion at Expo 2020, visited Dubai. They were accompanied by Araz Agalarov, CEO of Crocus Group, Sergey Gorkov, Chairman of the Russian-Emirates Business Council, and Dmitry Mikhailov, Managing Director of a non-profit organization “National Exhibition Operator”. During the visit the delegation paid special attention to the process of construction of the Russian Pavilion. Denis Manturov had a meeting with H.E. Reem Al Hashimi, Minister of International Cooperation of the UAE and Head of the Organizing Committee of Expo 2020, and was later interviewed by Nikolay Uskov, Forbes Russia. A meeting between Alexey Gruzdev and Majif Saiv Al Ghurair, Head of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was also held in the framework of the visit.

Let us show you how it went!


22 February 2021

Heads of Organizing Committees of the Russian Pavilion and Expo 2020 met in Dubai

On February 22, Dubai hosted a meeting between Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Head of the Organizing Committee of the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020, and H.E. Reem Al Hashimi, Head of the Organizing Committee at Expo 2020 and Minister for International Cooperation of the UAE. During the meeting they discussed how Russia’s preparation for the exhibition was going, the cultural and business programmes of the pavilion and other issues. Most notably, H.E. Reem Al Hashimi thanked Denis Manturov for Russia’s initiative in holding a festival dedicated to women, emphasizing its importance not only for the exhibition in general, but also for her as a woman.

Heads of Organizing Committees of the Russian Pavilion and Expo 2020 met in Dubai


14 October 2020

Only one year to go until Expo 2020!

The Commissioner General of the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai and Deputy Minister of Intustry and Trade of the Russian Federation Alexey Gruzdev congratulated the Expo 2020 team on embarking upon a new and important stage in preparation for World Expo.


6 November 2020

Konstantin Trofimenko joined the Urban & Rural Development week at @Expo2020Dubai!

Konstantin Trofimenko, Managing Director of Centre for Research of Urban Transport Problems and Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies at HSE University, joined the Urban & Rural Development week at @Expo2020Dubai and shared his views on one of the key themes of this week — urbanism. Virtual sessions are organized by @Expo2020Dubai team on a regular basis and bring together experts from different countries to discuss the most important and actual questions today.


28 October 2020

2021 was declared the International Year of Creative Economy!

2021 was declared the International Year of Creative Economy!

The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to declare 2021 the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. According to the resolution, the international community should support developing countries in their effort to increase their presence in creative economy and to encourage development of creative industries. Moreover, the resolution recognizes the important role of the creative economy in boosting employment and actively supporting the start-up culture, small and medium-sized enterprises and also in fighting hunger and poverty.

With a special focus on the creative industry and projects which have been successfully implemented inside the industry by Russian companies that are willing to share their experience, a large number of events are going to be organised both online and offline by the team of the Russian Pavilion in the framework of Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE.


28 February 2020

Skolkovo will present «success stories» at Expo 2020 in Dubai

The Skolkovo Innovation Center will demonstrate Russian technological achievements at Expo 2020.

Skolkovo will present «success stories» at Expo 2020 in Dubai

Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation: We attend all the largest Forums in the world, so Expo 2020 in Dubai is a great chance to introduce our new projects and recent developments. We’ve got «success stories» and would like to share them with the world. I believe that the Russian Pavillion will be the most interesting and will probably be among the leaders at Expo 2020. We will present virtual and augmented reality technologies and robotic components as we usually do. We are planning to introduce new developments based on new technologies in such areas as ecology, healthcare, health food and education. We are going to talk about these innovative projects in simple words during seminars and forum discussions.


19 February 2020

Alexey Gruzdev and H.E. Reem Al-Hashimi met in Dubai

Alexey Gruzdev, Comissioner-General of the Russian Pavilion at World Expo 2020 and H.E. Reem Al-Hashimi, Managing Director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 met in Dubai.

Alexey Gruzdev and H.E. Reem Al-Hashimi met in Dubai

On February 19, 2020 Alexey Gruzdev , Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and Comissioner-General of the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 and H.E. Reem Al-Hashimi , UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Managing Director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 held a meeting in Dubai to discuss the preparation status of Russia for World Expo 2020 as well as the prospects for cooperation between the UAE and the Russian Federation.

Alexey Gruzdev and H.E. Reem Al-Hashimi met in Dubai


18 February 2020

The Russia Pavilion announces the first official media partner

Russian Emirates Publishing House became the first official media partner of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Russia Pavilion announces the first official media partner

On February 18, 2020 the ceremony of signing a media partnership agreement in the framework of the Russia pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai was held in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and journalists.

Under the agreement, signed by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the General Commissioner of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020, Alexey Gruzdev and General Director of the Russian Emirates Publishing & Advertising Sergey Tokarev, publishing house will provide comprehensive media support to the Russia Pavilion, large-scale coverage of cultural, entertainment and business programs events, as well as develop and implement a special project on Russia’s participation at Expo 2020 in print and online media.

❝The Russian Emirates Publishing House❞ has been operating in the UAE media sphere for almost 20 years, and its media products are well-respected among our compatriots in the UAE and in business circles. We are confident in successful and fruitful cooperation with our new partner, said Alexey Gruzdev during the signing ceremony.


18 November 2019

Preparing the way for Russia’s pavilion

Preparing the way for Russia’s pavilion

Russian Minister for Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov today laid a time capsule in the foundations of the Russian Pavilion at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai — a symbolic gesture to launch Russia’s participation in next year’s Expo. Emphasising the significance of Expo for Russia, Manturov said «For us, our Pavilion is not just an exhibition space. It is actually a physical way to show the connection of the modern, dynamic Russia of today with its rich past, with its historic and spiritual heritage. Our Pavilion will be a platform for buiness discussions, for the creation of new networks and connections and for the development of new ideas and cooperation».

15 December 2019

Expo mascots unveiled!

Expo mascots unveiled!

Today the world was introduced to Latifa and her brother Rashid, their robot friends Alif, Opti and Terra, and Salama, the wise and powerful old Ghaf tree — the official mascots of Expo 2020. We look forward to Latifa and Rashid leading us on their adventures through the wonderful world of Expo, and getting to know this amazing global event through their eyes!


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