The amount of funds allocated by the Russian authorities for participating in the EXPO has been announced

26 May

200 million rubles (3.5 million dollars at the current rate) were allocated from the Russian budget for Russia's participation in the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, the general commissioner of Russian participation in EXPO Georgy Kalamanov, according to the "TASS" information agency.

"Budget allocations of the federal budget make up to 200 million rubles, we plan to attract extrabudgetary sources, we had such a plan", - Kalamanov said.

The Russian exposition at EXPO 2017 will be devoted to the Arctic theme. The Russian Federation views 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.

According to Kalamanov, the presentation of the country to EXPO 2017 is important for Russia's image and will help to come to agreements with new partners in the future.

Let us remind that Russia plans to demonstrate the diversity of its culture to visitors of the exhibition during the days of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017. Cultural and educational activities will be organized to reveal the wealth of the Russian Federation. The Day of Russia is planned on September 8. Earlier it became known that the recruitment of participants of the festival of regional culture which will be held as part of the program of Russian participation in the world specialized exhibition was extended until June 1.

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

In early May Akim of Aktyubinsk region Berdybek Saparbayev invited Kazakh people living in Russia to the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017.

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