FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 file photo ice covered trees in the city of Yekaterinburg, 1500 km (900 miles) east of Moscow, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006. Russia has been treating its bid to hold ... more 
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 file photo ice covered trees in the city of Yekaterinburg, 1500 km (900 miles) east of Moscow, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006. Russia has been treating its bid to hold the expo as a state priority not unlike its bids to host the Winter Games and the World Cup. Officials expect that hosting the expo in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg would cost Russia $4 billion, the local governor said last week, adding that half of it would come from the budget and the remaining half from private investors. The organizers are planning to build 103 pavilions for the expo and accommodation for exhibition participants, which will later be converted into a residential area. Russian officials said the expo will help to attract investors and their money to the Yekaterinburg area. (AP Photo/Alexei Vladykin/UralPress Photo, file) less 
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