EXPO-2012 opens in South Korea
13. May 2012. | 07:11
Source: Emg.rs, Voice of Russia
More than 100 countries and 8 international organizations are participating in the expo to display their technology, culture and products. All these are dedicated to the main theme of the expo – “The Living Ocean and the Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities”.
Expo-2012 has opened in South Korea’s costal city of Yuosu. More than 100 countries and 8 international organizations are participating in the expo to display their technology, culture and products. All these are dedicated to the main theme of the expo – “The Living Ocean and the Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities”.
The concept of Expo-2012 in South Korea does not provide for the construction of pavilions of the participants and consequently, they are displaying their expositions in the existing pavilions. Russia has been provided with a large building with an area of almost 1,000 square meters. This is not surprising because Russia has the longest coastline in the world, says head of the Russian pavilion’s protocol at the EXPO-2012, Alexander Dianov.
“Russia should showcase itself actively and substantially. The reason here is that if Russia does not attach great importance to ecological problems and the development of advanced marine transport systems, it might cause serious damage to the environment of oceans. Consequently, Russia bears a huge responsibility. We want to show that Russia has many interesting scientific and industrial achievements which will successfully help to solve this task,” Alexander Dianov said.
The theme of the Russian exposition is “Ocean and Man: A Path from the Past to the Future”. During a 20 minute stay in the Russian pavilion, visitors will see a programme that will inform about the Arctic and the Northern Shipping Route and how they were explored in the past and what should be done to preserve them for future generations.
The exposition ends with the acquaintance with the way of life, culture and national dishes of the people living along the coastal zones of Northern Russia. Visitors can touch all these and try dishes and buy souvenirs.
The EXPO-2012 will run for three months from the 12th of May to the 12th of August. Organizers of the Russian exposition hope that about 400,000 people will visit their pavilion during the three months.