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Тatarstan — Traditions meet Technologies Event dates:
October 1–12, 2021

The Republic of Tatarstan is the hub where age-old traditions and ancient cultures are fused with advanced technologies and innovations. A multimedia interactive exposition representing Tatarstan reveals the spiritual wealth of the republic from the perspective of modernity and futurism. The project is intended to immerse the audience in the atmosphere of the virtual progressive world of the matrix free of barriers to creativity and development.

The first subject-oriented part of the exposition is pivoted on the cultural identity of the region, its architectural and historical heritage. The VR zone of the first section enables the visitors to take a tour of iconic places and sights, including the gem of Tatarstan, the Kul Sharif Mosque. While on the tour, AR technologies will enlighten the visitors about the celebrities in art, about the national everyday life traditions, poems and songs. By using electronic tablets, guests will be able to cook the Tatar traditional dish ‘echpochmak’ for themselves.

The second section is dedicated to the current trends in the development of the Tatarstan IT sector as well as the capital of the republic, Kazan, which is also the IT capital of Russia. The VR zone of the second section educates the audience about digital workflow, information security, smart urbanism, digital healthcare, the city of Innopolis and the university of the same name, the educational environment and the projects set up by young entrepreneurs. Here you can familiarize yourself with the models devised by the Innopolis University students majoring is robotics, and ride a Yandex Self-Driving Group unmanned taxi.

Stretched all along the edges of the exposition, a digital screen shows the transition from the historical part through the matrix of outlines and contours into the future, where single items of buildings turn into complete objects and graphic images. The way for guests into the future world is illuminated by light paths of LED screens.


Participant of the temporary exhibition of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020 — Republic of Tatarstan

Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, Тatarstan – Traditions meet Technologies

18 Regions of the Far East and the Arctic Event dates:
October 24 — November 18, 2021

The multimedia interactive exposition of the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (FEDC) is intended to showcase the investment potential and reveal natural beauties of 18 regions of the Far East and the Arctic. A ten-meter LED screen shows a real-time KPI figures calculated by FEDC for the major projects of the Russia’s Far East and the Arctic, implemented since 2014, and models their profitability up to 2030, based on such accelerated economic development tools as the PAD, the Free Port of Vladivostok, the Far East concession, concessional financing, satellite city. From the educational touchscreens, visitors can learn more about the progress of the Innovative Science and Technology Center on the Russky Island and much more.

The investment map on one of the touch screens displays information about 600 available sites and 6,000 infrastructure facilities, applicable perks, investment ratings as well as allows selecting a site in accordance with the specified parameters. The touch screen dedicated to the climate and forest initiative Forest Carbon Credit allows assessing the state of a forest area up to the amount of CO2 absorbed and predict its profitability using AI-enhanced space monitoring. The program brings together over 2 mn participants. The touchscreen with the ‘Nevelskoy: figments of the imagination’ project gives an account of the exploration of the Far East. This is a manga-style graphic novel created using the means of AR technologies. Its authors are Vladivostok-based artists Roman Ivanishchev and Ksenia Frolova.

Participant of the temporary exposition of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020 — Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (FEDC)

Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, 18 Regions of the Far East and the Arctic

Flight over Moscow Event dates:
November 20 — December 20, 2021

Moscow is a candidate city to host Expo 2030 The Moscow’s interactive multimedia exposition in Dubai opened a window into the Russian capital for hundreds of thousands of guests from all over the world. ‘Open you heart to Moscow’ is a motto of an atmospheric video shown at the entrance group of the exposition. The Moscow exposition is centered around an observation deck which is a replica of one of the Moscow’s most unusual sights, the Soaring Bridge in the Zaryadye Park. The composition is decorated with a scrolling LED sign. The scrolling text conveys a greeting to visitors and tells about local time, weather and interesting events in Moscow.

The ‘Flight over Moscow’ video installation is a breathtaking journey over the city as seen from the height of the Soaring Bridge. Advanced videography technology employing CGI effects makes it possible to enjoy the splendid views of Moscow from unexpected angles. The video footage displays both panoramic views of the city and surprising chances to have a look-see inside the buildings. To add zest and further enrich the impression of the city, the visuals are accompanied by a soundtrack composed by Viktor Osadchev combining music with the big city sounds: the chiming clock, the chime of bells, summer rain, the noise of the stadium.

The artistic bas-relief to the right of the bridge gathers the Moscow’s iconic landmarks such as St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Spasskaya Tower, the Bolshoi Theater, the Triumphal Arch, the Moscow City skyscrapers, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Ostankino TV Tower. To the left of the bridge, a single space design is inspired by the visuals of the works by renowned Moscow artists and photographers such as Rozanov, Zeldovich, and Deineka. A series of six works creates the atmosphere of a constantly changing city by showing monumental architecture, parks, apartment buildings and sports facilities, i.e. everything that forms a comfortable urban environment, as seen at different times of the day.

The space behind the bas-relief features interactive visuals and infographics with the main indicators of the urban development, classified into groups: economy, entrepreneurship and trade, construction and improvement, social development, Moscow transport, harmony of technologies and culture.

Moscow is a green city. Expositions with landscaping and flowerbeds mark one of the city’s main tasks: that of creating a comfortable urban environment.


Official Partner of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020 — Government of Moscow

Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, Flight over Moscow
Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, Compass of Innovation

Compass of Innovation Event dates:
December 20, 2021 — January 2, 2022

The multimedia interactive exposition of the Russian Export Center (REC) boasts the export activities of Russian regions and the Russian-based exporters’ potential for creating technologies for the future. The ‘Compass of Innovation’ is an LED globe with touch panels around it for interactive activities. An important part of the exposition is eight glass artifacts that symbolize the eight federal districts of Russia, each of which activates its own export history of the district. Graphic presentations about key industries, amounts and geography of supplies, and exporters are launched on the globe and the main screen.

For instance, Nevlabs develops industrial robots and automated waste sorting equipment. St. Petersburg-based Geoscan company manufactures unmanned aerial vehicles. Perm-based Promobot company is the Europe’s largest developer of service robotics. Med VR company devises medical simulators based on VR- technologies. Geosplit Oilfield service company integrates special polymer inserts containing quantum reporter markers into the well filter assembly. Total number of export products is over 50 items. Product information is also available on the smartphone via a link through a special QR code.

Participant of the Russian Section at Expo 2020 — Russian Export Center (REC)

Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, Compass of Innovation

Design and Deliver Event dates:
January 17–24, 2022

Rosatom State Corporation is an industry leader developing low-carbon and green power generation. The exposition demonstrates the technological contribution that the Russian nuclear industry makes to solving the problems facing humanity. The motto of the exposition defined as ‘Invent and implement’ means that the State Corporation designs, elaborates and implements trendsetting technologies in various energy and non-energy areas.

A unique nuclear icebreaker fleet allows Russia to develop the Northern Sea Route, a transport corridor of global importance. The current fleet of 5 icebreakers (Arktika, 50 Let Pobedy, Yamal, Vaigach, Taimyr) ensures safe movement along the Northern Sea Route all year round. With nuclear power plants as the staple, Rosatom boasts a global reach of projects, from Finland to Bangladesh, and MENA region too. At the moment, Rosatom boasts 35 reactor systems in 12 countries in its portfolio.

Along with conventional large-size nuclear power plants, Rosatom is developing technologies for smaller modular reactors, as this is one of the promising products which would allow electricity supplies to out-of-the-way regions up to the Far North. The technology of small modular reactors has already been introduced at the unique Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant. This is the world’s only floating nuclear power plant that supplies electricity and heat to hard-to-reach areas.

Rosatom also keeps developing wind power, which is a source of sustainable, non-nuclear, low- carbon electricity. The technology ensures minimal losses while transmitting electricity. Committed to improving the quality of life, Rosatom does not limit its activities to power supply, but keeps developing non-energy technologies, including nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine helps fight serious diseases by using radioactive isotopes.


Official Partner of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020 — State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom

Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, Design and Deliver

Agro Art Museum Event dates:
February 12–24, 2022

‘Agro-Art Museum’, the exhibition of achievements of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, suggests approaching culture from agrarian and social aspects. The word ‘culture’ is found first cited in a Latin treatise on agriculture. Ancient Civilizations did not distinguish between the practical aspects of and emotional attitudes to land cultivation. They considered any artificially processed natural material the basis of the cultural code of their ethnos. Even in the language, such an attitude to the homeland and farming work is reflected in metaphors like ‘separate the wheat from the chaff’ or ‘grain of truth’. Russian identity is also manifested in a close historical connection with the land.

The world knows about the greatness of Russia from the canvases of Russian painters. Two cultural phenomena, art and agriculture, form a creative space for a dialogue. The multimedia exposition demonstrates the works by the 19th–20th century artists from the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery and the State Russian Museum. The immersive art space invites you to ‘enter’ the digital paintings and embark on an interactive study of the Russian agricultural industry through the fine art masterpieces together with the famous art critic Aya Poletika. The ‘Grain’ by modern artist Nikita Lukyanov is the pièce de résistance of the exposition. The chrome-plated ‘Grain’ has a mirrored façade and barely noticeable human features, and seems to be ‘levitating’ above other objects that personify the earth, climate and technology.

Participant of the temporary exhibition of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020 — Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation

Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, Agro Art Museum
Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, Agro Art Museum

Intellectual Property as an Asset of the Future Event dates:
March 3–31, 2022

Intellectual Property is an asset of the future. The territory of Russia exceeds 17 mn sq. km and extends across 4 climatic zones, from arctic to subtropical. Its population is comprised of more than 145 mn people of 190 ethnicities. Each region of Russia produces unique articles, with their high quality being assured by specific natural conditions and centuries-old craftsmanship alike. Exquisite lacquer miniatures of Palekh, Fedoskino, Mstera, artistically decorated weapons of Tula and Zlatoust, gorgeous silverware and lush carpets of the North Caucasus to name a few make up Russia’s generous contribution to the world cultural heritage.

Overall, since 1904, the Nobel Prize has been awarded to 22 nationals of the Russian Empire, the USSR and Russian Federation. The list of laureates includes: Ivan Pavlov and Ilya Mechnikov (both for physiology and medicine), Pavel Cherenkov, Igor Tamm, Ilya Frank, Lev Landau, Nikolay Basov, Aleksandr Prokhorov, Pyotr Kapitsa, Zhores Alfyorov, Alexey Abrikosov, Vitaly Ginzburg, Konstantin Novosyolov (all for physics), Nikolay Semyonov (chemistry). Russia has been famous for its inventors and contributions to world science throughout its history.

Russia has one of the most powerful scientific and technical schools in the world and occupies a rightful place in the innovative future of the planet. Radio, television, a backpack parachute, color photography, artificial diamonds, lasers, space technologies, nuclear energy and much more was brought into the world with the direct involvement of Russian scientists and engineers and patented in Russia and abroad.

The first patent for an invention was issued in Russia as long as 210 years ago, with as many as 349,824 patents, 760,162 trademarks being registered by now. Rospatent is engaged in the legal protection of intellectual property; comprehensive protection of high-tech projects ensuring efficient operation of entire industries; expert and analytical support and real-life cases for the implementation of patent analytics for O&G, transport, digital, environmental and other areas; targeted investments in R&D; and international cooperation in the field of intellectual property. The corporate system provides for professional training.


Participant of the temporary exhibition of the Russia Pavilion at Expo 2020 — Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)

Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, Intellectual Property as an Asset of the Future

City of the Future Event dates:
March 13–30, 2022

A trip to ‘City of the Future’ has become accessible for visitors to the Expo 2020 in Dubai. Visitors to the exhibition can attend the interactive exposition deployed by the Russian Export Center (REC) under the ‘Made in Russia’ brand to see the high-tech achievements of Russian companies in the field of ESG (environmental, social, corporate governance). ‘City of the Future’ was designed using innovative developments of Russian-based exporters.

Whether it be flying taxis, a recycling vending machine, 3D printed buildings, instant charging stations, rehabilitation techniques, or pioneering diagnostic test solutions, all of these innovations contribute to a comfortable and what’s just as important safe future. Each part of the city will be dedicated to a specific industry or product that meets the criteria of sustainable development, technology and environmental protection.

Participant of the Russian Section at Expo 2020 — Russian Export Center (REC)

Photo: Firuz Mirza-Zada, City of the Future

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