04.11.2023–08.07.2024 MOSCOW, VDNH


Beautiful Far Away and Festival of Festivals - a new season at the RUSSIA EXPO

Beautiful Far Away and Festival of Festivals - a new season at the RUSSIA EXPO
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Photo: Anatoliy Medved/Fotohost-RIA News agency

A new program dedicated to the future of our country will be launched at the RUSSIA EXPO. Guests will be able to become not just spectators, but also participants in the events: mass processions, colorful flash mobs and various tournaments. Russia annually hosts many interesting festivals that gather audience from all over the country. Now they will become a part of the big Festival of Festivals at the RUSSIA EXPO.


On April 28 in Pavilion No. 75 at 16.00-17.00, the guests of the Exposition will get acquainted with a part of Platonov's program: an audioplay-promenade based on Andrei Platonov's letters to his wife, the performances "Cow" by the Gulliver Kurgan Puppet Theater, "Father's Voice" by the Nikitsky Gate Theater and "Life" by the Brest Puppet Theater.

Platonov Arts Festival has been held annually since 2011 in Voronezh, the birthplace of writer Andrei Platonov. It is one of the best multicultural forums in Russia. It has become a point of attraction for artists from more than 55 countries. The festival events are annually attended by about 100,000 spectators from different cities. In 2024, the festival will celebrate a particularly important date - the 125th anniversary of Andrei Platonov's birth.

Opening of the "Sports Russia" venue

On April 29, the sports area of the RUSSIA EXPO - "Sports RUSSIA" - will start its work. It is located behind Pavilion No. 61.

Every day at 11:00 we invite you to start your day with an exercise - next Monday it will be conducted by Yesenia Stolyarova, champion of Russia, the world and Europe in kettlebell lifting, winner of the European Cup.

The professional football freestyle team will surprise with a technical show, and also hold a masterclass with those who want to try themselves in beautiful interaction with the ball.

Everyone will be able to play table tennis, foosball, basketball and take part in other activities.


On April 29, the Exposition will host a presentation of the Diaghilev Festival. It has been held in Perm since 2003 and annually gathers thousands of classical music, opera and ballet lovers from all over the country. The artistic director is one of the most famous conductors of our days - Teodor Currentzis. During the presentation we will hear a performance of the Euphoria Orchestra. This is a group of young musicians who perform both classical and contemporary academic music. They are distinguished by a special vision and their own reading of already familiar works.


On April 30 you will get acquainted with the legendary Grushinsky Festival, which has been held in the Samara region for more than 50 years. Yuri Karpov, Alexei Apolinarov, Alexander Isaev and Sergei Voitenko will perform at the Exposition. And the legendary announcers Anna Shatilova and Evgeny Kochergin will be the hosts of the presentation.

Procession "Labor is Cool"

On May 1, the Day of Spring and Labor, together with Rosmolodezh and the Russian Student Squads we will hold a procession "Labor is Cool!". Its participants will be about 5 thousand people. The procession will end with a bright flash mob and a concert on the Main Street Stage. We welcome everyone to join us and celebrate the Day of Spring together!

Victor Astafiev's 100th anniversary

May 1 also marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of our great writer, master of rural and military prose - Victor Petrovich Astafiev. On this day, the Cultural Projects Zone in Pavilion No. 75 will be transformed into a literary and musical living room decorated in rustic style. Our guests will be told about the life and works of Victor Astafiev, shown documentaries about the writer and offered to take part in masterclasses on folk crafts of the Krasnoyarsk region - Astafiev's homeland. And in the evening, there will be readings of excerpts from the famous story "Tsar-fish" performed by honored artists of Russia Boris Galkin, Galina Ulyotova and Valery Ivanov-Tagansky.

The concert"Peace. Labor. May. Reloading"

On May 1 at 18:00 on the Main Street Stage popular artists will perform May Day hits about spring and labor in a modern arrangement. In between song numbers, dance troupes dressed in costumes of working professions will perform routines to retro compositions in a modern style.

"Istok" wedding project

As you know, the RUSSIA EXPO is about family and love. More than 60 couples from different regions of the country have already joined their hearts here. We decided to continue this good tradition and invite everyone to the House of Culture Pavilion, where the "Istok" wedding project is working. There every day you can take part in an immersive performance and see various wedding rituals.

Dance tournament "Points of Attraction"

On May 3, the Main Street Stage will host a bright dance festival organized by the "Point of Attraction" project of Rosmolodezh. 29 best children's and youth dance groups will perform on one stage. In total, about 300 applications for participation were received, and the worthiest were selected. According to the results of performances the jury will choose and award the best of the best.

Massexercise with Fedor Chudinov

On May 4, Saturday, at 11:00 we will repeat the mass exercise on the Main Street Stage of the Exposition. It will be conducted by the famous Russian boxer, world champion Fedor Chudinov. The "Exercise Marathon" at the Exposition, which we are holding together with the Healthy Fatherland movement and the Ministry of Sport, is intended to revive the tradition of exercising in the morning in Russia. By the way, we have already set a Russian record for the largest number of participants in mass exercises - 5,773 people exercised in front of the Main Street Stage and near the Friendship of Peoples fountain.

Flash mob"Beautiful Far Away"

On May 4 at 17:00 the Exposition will also host the almost traditional flash mob "Beautiful Far Away". Professional dancers will help us to coordinate synchronized movements to the beat of music. It is interesting to watch it, but it is even more interesting to be a part of such a large-scale action.

Bright Easter holiday

On May 5, we will celebrate the Easter holiday with the whole country. The Patriarchal Choir of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior will perform in the Large Conference Hall of Pavilion No. 75.

A team of cooks from the House of Russian Cuisine will hold a festive culinary performance with masterclasses on making kulichi, festive multi-layered pies, loaves and 12 types of cottage cheese Easter cakes with flavors from different regions: from Kamchatka to the Arctic. The guests will enjoy the traditional Easter game "Bitki" (egg beating tournament), festive photo zone and flash mob "Singing Chefs".

Songs ofour regiment

On May 5, the finals of the contest "Songs of our Regiment" will be held on the Main Street Stage. It will be possible not only to sing everyone's favorite songs together with musicians, but also to hear new works dedicated to the Great Victory.

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