Now that we’ve had a month and change to acquaint ourselves with good ol’ Expo Milano 2015,we will be bringing you our musings, thoughts, gripes, opinions and/or a not-to-miss Pavilion each week. First up: Jackie on the Russian Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015!
Simply put: I am obsessed with Russia. No, I have never been. No, I don’t speak the language. Heck–aside from the fact that the letter resembling a “B” is pronounced like an English V–I am completely clueless when it comes to the Cyrillic alphabet. But I am drawn to this fascinating country and in fact, if you ask me the one place in this world I will die a happy woman after having seen, it would be Russia, hands down. I dream of the day when I get to stand in Moscow’s Red Square and in front of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Russia has intrigued me since a production of Fiddler on the Roof as a child, upholding this fascination ever since. In fact, just having a first name like Ivan, Igor or Vladimir is enough to make me swipe right on Tinder. ;) I can chat Russia for hours but I won’t because this isn’t about me; it’s about the Russian Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.
Personal preferences aside, I can say with full confidence that the Russian Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, designed by the architectural firm Speech, is a must see. You’ll agree as soon as you catch a glimpse of yourself in the wave-shaped mirror above…I’m not a selfie fan but it’s practically obligatory here as we really have the chance to see ourselves at that particular angle.
Aside from the restaurant where you can sample tasty Russian nosh, delightful gift shop selling matryoshka dolls and other typical Russian wares and an abundant calendar chock full of events, here are five reasons to visit the Russian Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. Jackie DeGiorgio; Photos: Russia Pavilion 2015