Russian National Exhibition
Welcome to the first Russian National Exhibition at Chicago’s McCormick Place!
The exhibition – running from November 18th to 21st – was opened by Mayor Daley, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and a representative from the Russian Trade Ministry. Members of over 100 Russian manufacturing companies traveled across the world to meet with potential clients, partners and business connections in the Chicago area. Guests were entertained by dancers in national costumes, Russian folk musicians and other artists.
This exhibition is an important demonstration of Chicago's role in Russian-American relations. As an active participant in Russian-American trade for the past 12 years, and founder of Russian Foundation of Chicago, it was with true pride that I witnessed this historical moment in the relationship between these two great countries.