PLAZAS AND ENTERTAINMENT
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS PAVILION
To celebrate 25 years of manned space flight, this pavilion's theme focused on "Transport and Communication for Peace and Co-operation."
The Soviets were the first in space and they made sure everyone remembered it. The pavilion's entrance was capped by a larger than life statue of the first man to orbit the earth, namely Yri Gagarin, to commemorate the historic 1961 flight. Behind the pavilion, a Soyuz space capsule was exhibited.
Keeping with the theme, a collection of International peace agreements could be viewed in the foyer.
The main exhibit hall housed a 33 metre working space station complete with a laboratory. Other space related exhibits included a world-wide program that uses satellites for sea based salvaging operations and an international project designed to study Halley's Comet.
Visitors could also scan the U.S.S.R.'s transportation and communications systems on a giant electronic map, view the modern transportation systems of Moscow and Kiev, and learn about some of the U.S.S.R.'s accomplishments such as the largest nuclear powered ice-breaker or the first non-stop flight between the U.S.S.R. and North America over the North Pole.
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An elaborate display on outer space dominates this pavilion. Impressive actual-size models of space stations as well as a model of the "Veha" project for the study of Halley's comet and Venus make this a MUST SEE for the space enthusiast. Various other advances in communication and transportation completes these technology-focused exhibits. An interesting flavour is added to this pavilion by a fashion show, featuring work by top Russian designers, and a three dimensional film.
of the space station Salyut 7 and Soyuz, and the Veha Project.