A Russian delegation has visited Solomon Islands to rally support for the bid by city of Ekaterinburg to host the World Expo in 2025.
The team, which is led by its Bid Committee head Svetlana Sagaydak, has also visited Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu and Nauru.
The Russian bid is under the theme 'Changing the World: Innovations and Better Life for Future Generations'.
Other candidates are Osaka and Baku.
The host for Expo 2025 will be decided in Paris in November.