The exhibition '300 Years of St. Petersburg: Russia, Open to the World' will be displayed from April 7 to 9 in the Messegelande Berlin exhibition centre in the German capital. According to the Restek exhibition company's press office, the complex exhibition will be the second event to be held as part of the '300 Years of St. Petersburg: Russia, Open to the World' exhibition project.
The exhibition in Berlin will have two sections. The first is devoted to St. Petersburg's 300th anniversary. This exhibition will feature exhibits from the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, and the Peterhof museum complex. The works of art will display the history of St. Petersburg and Russia's cultural and national treasures.
The trade and industry section will feature displays by Russian regions and ministries, and major Russian businesses seeking partners abroad. Particular attention will be devoted to water resources, gas, and the environment. This is partly because the exhibition will run parallel to major exhibitions by the German water and gas firms Wasser Berlin and Gas Berlin. The participants include the ministry of Industry, Science and Technology, the Telecommunications Ministry, and the Railway Ministry. Living Water, Rostelecom, Svyazinvest, North-West Telecom, Peterstar, the Ulyanovsk Car Plant, Lenenergo and other companies will display their products.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a wider business programme, which will include a conference on 'Business and investment opportunities in Russia', and seminars and round-table discussions. A special programme of meetings between participants in the exhibition and German partners is being prepared, which will provide interested circles in Germany with up-to-date information about the political and economic situation in Russia and the conditions for doing business, as well as the state of development of individual sectors and the attractiveness of individual regions to investors.