MOSCOW, October 1. / TASS /. The Russian Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai will present Putin Team Russia clothes, designer Dmitry Shishkin stated on Friday.
“Russia is taking part in this event and will show not only the cultural and scientific achievements of the past, but also the product of the modern domestic creative industry – Putin Team Russia clothes,” the statement reads.
According to Shishkin, for the first time in many years, Russia is going to demonstrate clothes for an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as accessories. Previously, the domestic light industry has not been presented at this prestigious global platform. “The interest in the Russian light industry’s achievements indicates the growing role of the fashion industry both in state and international agenda. Such attention is a chance to develop our enterprise and enhance export supplies. Currently, we are developing our retail network, until the end of 2021, five more stores in Russia alone are planned to open,” the designer mentioned.
Shishkin noted that further plans included fostering exports of the Putin Team Russia clothes to the Middle East and China. “For this purpose, among other things, we are taking part in the Expo 2020,” he explained.
Russia’s pavilion is one of the largest. The theme of Russia’s participation in Expo-2020 is Creative Mind: Driving the Future. The Industry and Trade Ministry has said Russia’s best creative projects will be on display for six months. The exhibitions provided by Russian regions will take turns. Putin Team Russia includes clothing for sports such as ski equipment as well as for outdoor activities. The collection, designed in the colors of Russia’s flag and called ‘Time of the First’, has been designed especially for the world exhibition.
The Putin Team Russia project is supervised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. As Deputy Minister Viktor Yevtukhov previously emphasized, the products meet the highest quality standards and “can rival the world’s leading manufacturers”.
About Expo 2020
The international exhibition Expo 2020 is the most famous in the world. It takes place every five years in various countries, while the venue is determined each time by the International Exhibitions Bureau’s General Assembly (The Bureau International des Expositions). The first time the event was held was in 1851 in London.
Traditionally, each country presents its achievements in the field of science, culture, industry and technology. The current exhibition was expected to take place in 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed to October 2021.
As many as 192 countries are participating in the exhibition this year, while more than 25 mln visitors are expected. Expo 2020 will last six months, until late March 2022.