The Far East Street exhibition, which was organized by the Roscongress
Foundation and the Office of the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far
Eastern Federal District, was a highlight of the Eastern Economic Forum
cultural programme and has also become a platform for attracting investors and
discussing projects. According to preliminary estimates, 48,000 people visited
the exhibition, including more than 40,000 over the past two days.
The Roscongress Foundation said that 10,000
residents and guests of Vladivostok visited the exhibition on 7 September,
including 3,000 people from such social categories as large families, retirees,
veterans, and representatives of youth organizations. More than 31,000 people
attended the exhibition on 8 September, when it became open to the general
«As per tradition, every region presented its
compositions at the Far East Street. I would like to note that as an exhibition of
regional opportunities, it took another step forward. It is a unique
opportunity for the regions. It is difficult to imagine another platform for
showcasing regions visited by so many countries, guests, and company heads.
There isnt a single region in the Far East or even,
perhaps, in all of Russia, with the exception of Moscow and St. Petersburg,
with another opportunity like this. This is important and interesting,» Trutnev said.
Exhibition visitors were able to learn
about the unique features, economic potential, tourist opportunities, and
cultural traditions of the Far East. Regional products are particularly
popular. This year it was presented in the Taiga Trades and Crafts Pavilion and
in the fish market. A total of 18.5 tonnes of products were brought in,
including berries, seafood, wild plants, honey, teas, canned food, mushrooms,
and meat products. Each region brought its own iconic products and goods. For a
Taiga Salad tasting session in the Taiga Trades and Crafts Pavilion,
Khabarovsky Krai brought in 400 kg of bracken fern, enough to make 4,500
servings of the salad. More than 3,000 dishes and 1,500 servings of smoothies
are prepared daily in the pavilion and in the fish market for sale and tasting
The regions demonstrated their culinary
capabilities in their own pavilions as well. Approximately 1,300 servings of
kvass and cold drinks and 700 servings of herbal tea and coffee were imbibed by
visitors of the Primorye Territory pavilion eco-bar.
Young ballerinas also performed at the
venue for EEF guests, and opera selections were performed. A craftsman from
Chukotka brought approximately 30 unique handmade and hand-painted tambourines.
250 guests of the Magadan Region pavilion took part in a prospecting school. In
total, they panned approximately one kilogram of gold, enough for a chain
almost 120 meters long. During the first three days of the exhibition,
Zabaikalsky Krai prepared more than 7,000 delicious portions of buuz (a
traditional dish) and Zabaikalsky lamb dumplings for pavilion guests.
At the Sakhalin pavilion, 1,950 photograph
postcards were taken against the background of the Sakhalin Region exposition
and subsequently posted. Approximately 700 guests also tasted Sinegorsk
therapeutic mineral water, and more than 800 visitors received jars of
Sinegorsk therapeutic mud. In three days in the Khabarovsky Krai pavilion,
visitors took 1,500 photographs in the interactive Fishing in Khabarovsky Krai photo zone and painted 450 military and civilian
vessels in the interactive Shipbuilding zone.
Approximately 5 litres of red caviar were
eaten in tasting sessions in the Kamchatka Region pavilion. The Amur Region
pavilion sold 400 kg of honey, drank 180 litres of kvass, and brewed more than
1000 cups of coffee. Guests also ate more than a thousand servings of soy meat
salad. Approximately 500 visitors to the Chukotka pavilion took part in a
tambourine master class put on by Anatoly Omrynvat.