Yury Nikitin


Introduction: In the 19th – early 20th centuries, Russia actively participated in world’s and international exhibitions in Europe and the USA. Purpose of the study: We aim to study the typology of Russian expo construction abroad consisting of three branches: construction of model facilities, construction of official ceremonial buildings and facades, and, finally, construction of exposition pavilions. Methods: Despite the inevitable demolition of the facilities, Russian exposition pavilions built abroad always strained after high quality of architecture, which is quite important. Results: A peculiar type of buildings — the Russian national exhibition pavilion — formed, which is traditionally styled after old Russian architecture but, at the same time, meets the new exposition and functional requirements.


World’s and international exhibitions, architecture of Russian national exhibition pavilions, Russian style of the second half of the 19th century.

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