Photo credit: National Archives of Canada

The Pavilion of the U.S.S.R.

Crossing the LeMoyne Channel by Minirail to Ile Notre-Dame, visitors will see the silver grey pavilion of the Soviet Union to the left, with the dates 1917-1967 over the main entrance to mark the fifty years of the U.S.S.R.

The pavilion is linked by Minirail with the Ile Notre-Dame station of the Expo-Express and with the Mtro system at Mtro Sainte-Hlne. One of Expo's largest buildings, it combines modern distinction with elegance and grace.

As its approach to Expo's theme Man and his World, the U.S.S.R. chose: In the name of Man, for the good of Man.

The scope of the exhibits is on a scale commensurate with the activity of a dynamic country of 230 million inhabitants. In Cosmos Hall, Soviet space technology is on display and visitors can experience the sensations of space travel while comfortably seated in armchairs...there is a major exhibit devoted to Atoms for Peace...other exhibits describing the Soviet way of life, urban and rural...economic, scientific and engineering relations and aid to developing and culture.

The pavilion has a 600 seat theatre for Soviet shows. The restaurant, caf and snack bar offer a wide variety of delicious food and drinks from many republics of the Soviet Union.

Click here to see a model to scale of the U.S.S.R. Pavilion.

Click here to see a map of the U.S.S.R. floor plan.

Click here to see a photo of the construction of the U.S.S.R. Pavilion.