News in 2016

17.10.2016

GREAT SANCTIFICATION SERVICE HELD IN THE CHURCH OF THE SMOLENSK MOTHER OF GOD ICON

On October 17, the Great Sanctification service was held with the participation of the Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg and Ladoga.

“Today, we are witnessing a great sacrament at the Church of the Smolensk Mother of God Icon dedication service in Pulkovo,” explains Galina Romashova, Manager of the Charity Fund dedicated to Christian monument restoration. “It is a high-profile event for Saint Petersburg. The most important thing is not just building the church itself, but attracting churchgoers. We can see that city residents need this church; that is the highest reward for us”.

Initially, the church was founded in 1783 on the order of Catherine the Great with government funds allocated by the Empress. The Church of the Smolensk Mother of God Icon was officially dedicated in 1785.

The church was closed in 1938. The church and chapel buildings were destroyed down to their foundations during the Second World War.

A wooden eight-pointed memorial cross was erected in summer 2009 on the church foundations. On August 10, 2011, the first service was held at the church site.

On September 14, 2011, the first stone was laid on the church foundations based on the previous ones. Markell (Vetrov), bishop of Peterhof, assisted by archpriests Victor Moskovsky and Gennady Zverev and priest Daniil Vasilevsky laid its foundation.

Crosses were erected and consecrated on July 4, 2014.

Fragments of the foundations of the Church of the Smolensk Mother of God Icon were found at the ExpoForum construction design stage. The rare design church with two bell towers built in the 18th century by Giacomo Quarenghi and lost during the war years has been restored according to the preserved drawings and images of the architect.

The construction project has been developed by architectural office “Liteynaya Chast-91”. The construction contractor was SMU-837 LLC.

The Charity Christian Monument Reconstruction Fund was founded to reconstruct the Church of the Smolensk Mother of God Icon with the blessing of the Russian Orthodox Church. 

31.10.2016

THE STARCON HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL WAS HELD IN LENEXPO

Lenexpo held Starcon Halloween on 2930 October: a festival of fantasy, movies, serials, comics and science. Over 300 co-players from throughout Russia, teams of 12-thematic booths, volunteers and devotees of fantasy and horror participated.

31.10.2016

HIPPOSPHERE DEVELOPS EQUESTRIAN SPORT

The St. Petersburg international equestrian exhibition Hipposphere has entered the list of the most significant sports competitions held in the Northern capital in 2017.

28.10.2016

IN EXPOFORUM CHOOSE YOUR HOME

In pavilion G the exhibition Real Estate Fair, beloved of St. Petersburg residents and city guests opened. Within three independent exhibitions, over 300 market players present their opportunities.

25.10.2016

ST. PETERSBURG GREETED THE VOLUNTEERS WITH THE FIRST SNOW

Today was the opening by EXPOFORUM of the All-Russian Forum of Volunteers, which united the social, events, medical, cultural, silver and young volunteers of Victory and emergency volunteers. Over 1,000 volunteers from 85 Russian cities were met to discuss the future and the efficacy of the volunteer movement.

25.10.2016

EXPOFORUM WELCOMED THE PAP FOR RUSSIA EXHIBITION

Over 6,000 leaders gathered for two days for the largest Eastern European pulp and paper exhibition and business forum. Over 180 of the primary market players participated in the event.

20.10.2016

TOP-250 BUSINESS FORUM TO BE ORGANISED IN ST. PETERSBURG

On November 14, the AZIMUT hotel hosts one of the most significant business events of the year the TOP-250 Business Forum attracting annually 250 businesspeople and representatives of the biggest companies in the North-West.

18.10.2016

EXPOFORUM INTERNATIONAL AND VLADIMIR REGION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY BECOME PARTNERS

On October 18, representatives of ExpoForum International and the Vladimir Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry endorsed a cooperation agreement aimed at expansion of the Import Substitution Base and cataloguing domestic manufacturers.

14.10.2016

THE MOST IMPORTANT JAVA-CONFERENCE IN RUSSIA TAKES PLACE AT THE EXPOFORUM SITE

Over 1,000 specialists will participate in a two-day event where around 40 Senior/Middle papers will be presented. The target audience of the conference are Java experts.

12.10.2016

ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL HEALTH FORUM OPENED IN EXPOFORUM CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE

The project combined five specific exhibitions for the fourth time: MEDIZ. Medicine and Health, Pharmacy, Bioindustry, Primary Wellness Tourism and Beauty Medicine.

12.10.2016

ADVERTISING SOLUTIONS EXHIBITION LAUNCHED IN SAINT PETERSBURG

Today, a special exhibition Advertising. Information. Design. Execution comes into operation at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, the project is hosting exterior advertising providers, printing equipment and material vendors, promotional merchandise manufacturers, full-cycle advertising agencies, etc.

11.10.2016

SERGEY ALEXEEV BECOMES CHIEF OF THE DECADE

Vice-President of ExpoForum International Sergey Alexeev has been honored with the Chief of the Year title, an independent business prize.

10.10.2016

LENEXPO EXHIBITION COMPLEX HOSTS CAT LOVERS

On October 8 to 9, for Saint Petersburgs inhabitants and visitors, the focus was on the most affectionate purring pets cats. It was they who were in the spotlight of the new Cats World exhibition, organised by the Zooshows sponsors.

05.10.2016

EXPOFORUM PRESS SERVICE LAUNCHES TELEGRAM BOT FOR PRESS

The first media bot for press in Russia started working at the Gas Forum. The bot works using the Telegram app - a messenger developed by Pavel Durov, the founder of VKontakte social network.

04.10.2016

The International Gas Forum started in St. Petersburg

The 6th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum started with the Plenary Session on the subject Gas Industry as the Energy Pillar of the Global Economy.

04.10.2016

Cooperation in the gas sector is unavoidable

The first and the key event of the first day of the 6th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum was the Plenary Session on the subject Gas Industry as the Energy Pillar of the Global Economy. The leaders of the largest oil and gas companies of the world assessed condition and capacity of the natural gas market in their countries and in the world in general.

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