Russia’s candidate to host World Expo 2025

18 January 2018, Thursday

The Government of Russia has nominated the city of Yekaterinburg as a candidate for the World Expo 2025. If Russia win the bid, the exhibition will be held from May 2 to November 2, 2025. Osaka, Paris, and Baku will also fight for the right to host this major international event.

The theme of the Russian’s bid is “Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations”.

The decision on what country will host the World Expo 2025 will be taken by secret ballot at the 164th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in November 2018.

Under the order of the Russian Government, the Organising Committee for Support of the Yekaterinburg Bid was established and headed by Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government Arkady Dvorkovich, as well as the Expo 2025 Bid Committee chaired by Svetlana Sagaidak.

The Russian Federation is a regular participant and prizewinner of world exhibitions; however, World Expos has never been held in our country. Russia has been participating in Expos since 1851 (when the very first exhibition was held), but never hosted this event, unlike competitor countries: France (6 times) and Japan (4 times).

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