The Russians had a cultural shock after the opening ceremony of the EXPO

13 June

Astana is expecting a great number of Russian tourists on September 8, when the National Day of Russia will be held on the site of the world specialized exhibition EXPO 2017, "Khabar 24" TV channel reports. After an impressive multimedia show, which the organizers of the EXPO 2017 presented at the opening ceremony of the exhibition, many Russians wished to visit the capital of Kazakhstan.

"I have already planned a trip to EXPO for the end of the summer. I have determined the dates. the I saw the opening ceremony yesterday and to be honest, I had a "cultural shock". The level is impressive, such a thorough approach to the opening of the EXPO has been demonstrated. I think that the organization itself and everything else will be above praise. I am looking forward to this trip. I will definitely visit Cirque du Soleil, and I will not miss the opportunity to visit La Scala", - a Moscow resident Elena Panchenko shared her impressions.

Some admitted that they watched the live broadcast of the exhibition opening after their friends told them about the upcoming event.

"It was a direct broadcast, everything was absolutely magnificent. The organizers did their best. I really liked it. I think that we'll probably go in July, if it's possible to take a vacation. A great number of Russian and international stars come. I am thinking of buying an open ticket", - Moscow resident Maxim Bogdanov told.

The Russian exposition at EXPO 2017 is devoted to the Arctic theme. The Russian Federation considers this region as the basis for obtaining the energy of the future. In addition, within the framework of the exhibition Russia will hold more than 100 business forums and conferences. More than 200 companies and subjects of the federation will take part in them.

In the days of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 Russia plans to demonstrate to the visitors of the exhibition the diversity of its culture. Cultural and educational activities will be organized to reveal the cultural wealth of the Russian Federation.

In the field of technology, Russia at the EXPO will be represented by projects from "Skolkovo", a Russian version of the American Silicon Valley.

In total, about 200 million rubles (3.5 million dollars at the current rate) have been allocated from the Russian federal budget for participation in the EXPO 2017.

Let us note, in early May Akim of Aktyubinsk region Berdybek Saparbayev invited Russian Kazakhs to the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017.

Earlier, the opening ceremony of the world specialized exhibition and the Russian pavilion Astana EXPO 2017 was attended by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader got acquainted with the technologies of the company Uralkali, inspected the water installation "Energy of the Arctic", and also was interested in the installation dedicated to the Amur tiger.

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