ROME, October 30. /Corr. Faith Shcherbakov/. The Russian pavilion received a bronze medal at the universal exposition Expo 2015, which completed its work in Milan. The winners of the semi-annual exhibition of marathon, which was held under the motto “Feeding the planet. The energy of life”, called on Friday the Commission of the International exhibitions Bureau.
As the offset. said the organizers of the Expo, the Russian pavilion won the prize in one of three categories – “internal exposure”. “We are the first to be honored in this category,” – said the Agency interlocutor Maria Yudina.
She reminded that Russia participated in the universal exhibitions since the first industrial exposition in London in 1851, and repeatedly became the prize-winner, including in the field of architectural solutions. For example, in 1937 at the world exhibition in Paris the pavilion of the Soviet Union was awarded the Grand Prix of the exhibition and in 1958 in Brussels. At the 2010 Expo in Shanghai, the Russian pavilion was awarded the silver medal.
First and second place in the category “internal exposure” in this year went to Japan and South Korea.
Also were awarded the best national pavilions in the categories “architecture” and “theme”. Among the winners are Germany, Kazakhstan (the”disclosure issues”), France, China (“architecture”). Among small pavilions (less than 2 thousand sq m) are marked in Austria, Estonia and the Vatican for “disclosure issues”.
Only in Expo 2015 was attended by 145 countries, of which 54 were private pavilions.
What was interesting about Russia
Russian pavilion, built by architect Sergei Choban, he was one of the largest and most hospitable.
Internal exposition, designed to reveal the main theme of Expo 2015 dedicated to food security, talked about the achievements of Russian science in biology, plant breeding, chemistry.
“Persons” of our exhibition were distinguished scientists Dmitri Mendeleev, Nikolai Vavilov, and Vladimir Vernadsky. Daily visitors rested the dishes of national cuisine. The Russian pavilion has become one of the most visited. For six months had more than four million people. In addition, the platform has hosted conferences, forums and cultural events. Free tastings for cooking were used 200 kg of eggs, 6 tons of fish, 65 thousand servings of pancakes, 4 tons of cereals, mushrooms 1 ton, 2.5 tons of chocolate, 1.5 ton jam, 25 thousand liters of traditional Russian drinks – fruit drinks, kvass, Baikal, and Tarkhun.
“I am pleased that the Russian pavilion was able to represent my country in a modern and innovative way, presenting visitors with the richness and diversity of Russia, from natural resources and rich culture to the agricultural and scientific achievements”, – said General Director of Expo 2015, Piero Galli.
As reported correspondent. the press service of the Russian pavilion, the structure will be completely dismantled.
The Success Of Milan
The Milan Expo has become one of the most successful, according to organizers. During the six months of exhibition the village was visited by 21 million people, of whom about one third are foreigners. In 2015 the exhibition was visited by 60 heads of state and government, as well as celebrities – from the wife of the President of the United States Michelle Obama to a famous rock musician Bono.
According to General Director of Expo 2015, Piero Galli, achieved the goal. “Milan “Expo” is the model of success, this exhibition has become an example of the high professional level can be organized in Italy a major international event,” commented Galli in an interview with correspondent.TASS.
Expo after Expo
Of all the structures of the Expo, spread over an area of 200 hectares, it was decided to retain only the Italian pavilion, pavilion Zero and the “Tree of life”, symbol of this exhibition. The entire area used for the exhibition must be cleaned and returned to the city. On 10 November Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi will present projects for the future development of this area.
Some countries and companies-participants found an original solution to recycling their pavilions. So, “containers” Monaco will be donated the red cross in Burkina Faso, elements of the British pavilion will go home, where is a monument to biodiversity. How and memorable areas of the Azerbaijani pavilion, which will also be used by the Museum. Some countries decided to transfer their halls of Italian regions. Austria, for example, transporting the structure to the Dolomites in Northern Italy. Belgium and Brazil will sell off parts of their sites at auction. And yet a number of countries revise their halls in the building materials that will be sold at a symbolic price, including in Nepal, affected by the earthquake shortly before the opening of Expo.
Remains from this exhibition and intangible heritage is the “Milan Charter”, a document with recommendations for further sustainable development. It was signed by more than one million people, including world leaders, and he was handed over to UN Secretary General ban Ki-moon.
On Saturday, the final chord will be the closing ceremony with the participation of the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella. The baton of the exhibition movement will be transferred to Kazakhstan, where the 2017 international exhibition, and Dubai, which will host Expo-2020.