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The train is running, after the announcement of the bid for Expo 2020 Ekaterinburg early August, after they leave the website of the Ekaterinburg candidacy, here's an online blog dedicated entirely to Russian bid of Ekaterinburg.

Of course, there's all information and news regarding the bid, but also articles on Russian participation in the Universal and International Expo, throughout their history!

Regular updates will allow you to learn about the long history and experience of Russia in the field of exhibitions.

Feel free to join and support the bid project.

For information, the main competitors have already filed their candidacies files with the Bureau International des Expositions are the city of Izmir in Turkey, and Ayutthaya in Thailand.

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Expo 2020 Ekaterinburg Stand at Sochi Forum

Sverdlovsk region presenting Ekaterinburg Expo 2020 bid at International investment forum "Sochi-2011".

Here's a few photos of this event :


Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin at the stand of Sverdlovsk Oblast which presents Expo 2020 bid in Ekaterinburg.




Vice Prime Minister of Russia Sergey Ivanov at the stand of Sverdlovsk Oblast at International investment forum "Sochi-2011", with Alexander Misharin.


Minister for Economic Development Elvira Nabiullina at the stand of Sverdlovsk Oblast, with Alexander Misharin.



General director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev at the stand of Sverdlovsk Oblast, with Alexander Misharin.


Minister for Economic Development of Russia Elvira Nabiullina, general director and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre Valery Gergiev at the stand of Sverdlovsk Oblast, with Alexander Misharin and Mikhail Maximov.


General view of the stand at the International investment forum "Sochi-2011".


General view. In the glass cases you see exhibit items from Polytechnical Museum (Moscow, Russia).

At right, the Jablochkov candle shown at the 1878 world expo of Paris. A great demonstration was made on the lenght of Avenue de l'Opera.


Here's Sputnik 1 shown at Brussels Expo'58 (First artificial satellite to be put into Earth's orbit).


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"The Capital of Urals" is planning to develop sightseeing tours for residents and visitors to the places alleged in Yekaterinburg for the World universal exhibition "EXPO-2020ยป


The route will be launched soon, will be chosen as the place in town for it. At present local authorities are considering several sites in different parts of Ekaterinburg to host the exhibition of the town with the necessary infrastructure.

Recall that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev August 2, 2011 decided that it will be nominated from Ekaterinburg Russia candidate for an "Expo 2020".

Ural capital have often become an arena for major international events. So, in 2009, Ekaterinburg took SCO and BRIC, the following year it was the capital of the Urals was chosen to host the Russian-German summit. Successfully completed and two international exhibitions "Innoprom" - the official portal of the city.

In favor of Ekaterinburg are the advantages and in parts of the international positioning of the capital of the Urals, which stands on the border between Europe and Asia and has a developed infrastructure, especially the hotel, as well as implementation plans for the city's preparation for participation in the conduct of the World Cup in 2018.

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I went to look up what theme Ekaterinburg is proposing.

They haven't decided yet.

These are the leading theme candidates thus far:

* Innovations for the Quality of Life

* Human Genius for a Sustainable Future

* Global Resources, Think Now, Use Tomorrow

You can vote here:


I like the first one best. (innovations)

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Not decided... but very soon now, it doesn't remain much time to file the bid to the BIE...

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This is interesting information. I do not know much about the recent history of Ekaterinburg but it has a haunting past. Renamed Sverdlosk during the Soviet years, it was the site of the infamous House of Special Purpose where the Romanov family and a number of their loyal staff were imprisoned in the spring and early summer of 1918. It was in that house (the Ipatiev House) that the entire family was brutally murdered on the direct order of Lenin. The mutilated bodies of the Romanovs were buried in a dark and isolated forested area outside of the city and the location of those graves was all but forgotten until the collapse of the Soviet Union. In fact, it was Boris Yeltsin, in the late 1970's who ordered the destruction of the Ipatiev House because Soviet leaders feared it might, at long last, become a shrine to the memory of Tsar Nicholas and his family. The publication of Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie in the late 1960's sparked renewed interest in the Romanov family and what had actually happened to them. (This remarkable book was made into a wonderful film in 1971.) It was Massie's astounding history of the demise of the Romanov's which triggered a renewed interest in the true history of Russia which had been all but erased by Soviet authoritarian dictums.

The Soviets hid the truth from their own people for decades and every person involved in the murders on that day in July of 1918 was eventually killed by Soviet authorities and the truth was all but eliminated. Once the Ipatiev House was destroyed, the vacant lot became a make-shift shrine and people left flowers and notes. By the time the Soviet Union collapsed, the Russian Orthodox church held memorial services on the site and in the late 1990's constructed the Cathedral of The Blood on the site of the Ipatiev House. Nicholas has been cannonized as a saint in the Russian Orthodox Church. Whether Ekaterinburg hosts some sort of exposition or not, it certainly has a spooky past and for most Russians, it is a haunting place--a place where many Russians believe their nation lost its way.

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