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The subject index / Lenexpo


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LENEXPO (103 Bolshoy Avenue of Vasilievsky Island), open joint-stock company (from 1993), leading Russian exhibition company. Founded in 1968 in preparation for the International INRYBPROM exhibition, which took place in Leningrad (420 companies participated from 23 countries). It originally consisted of six pavilions specially built by architects S.I. Evdokimov and E.I. Travnikov. Over the years, the complex was enlarged. Lenexpo organised over 20 exhibitions annually throughout the 1980s, most of them oriented toward economic interests of the country's Northwest region. In the 2000s, the number of exhibitions increased to 60-65 a year, with 7,000-7,500 exhibits from 55-60 countries. Exhibitions are aimed at both the general public (Russian Farmer, Man and Woman, Zoosphere, Flowers and City), and at specialists (Energetics and Electrotechnics, Welding, Polygraphy, River Navigation). Visitors can number as much as two million people, with over 2,000 exhibitions in 1968-2002.

V. S. Solomko.

Evdokimov Sergey Ivanovich
Travnikov Evgeny Ivanovich

Bolshoy Ave of Vasilievsky Island/Saint Petersburg, city, house 103



HARBOUR is an area in the western part of Vasilievsky Island. Soon after the foundation of St. Petersburg, earthworks and the artillery battery were put up here to protect the entrance to the Bolshaya Neva River

Industrial Exhibitions (entry)

INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITIONS, organised by the government from the 1820s, intended to boost the national industry, interior and foreign trade, under the jurisdiction of the Trade and Manufactory Department of the Ministry of Finance

Vasileostrovsky District

VASILEOSTROVSKY DISTRICT is an administrative territorial unit of St. Petersburg. (Its territory administration is located at 55 Bolshoy Avenue of Vasilievsky Island) Its present-day borders were formed in 1917 (the western part was a separate