Backdrop for the expo.
A helicopter for dispersing fertilizer and pesticides.
A yurt in the Kazakhstan pavilion. It is covered by layers of felt wool.
This band blended traditional Russian folk music with synthesized beats.
A yurt made out of empty diesel containers.
Hundreds of food vendors were received by eager customers.
Red caviar. By the kilogram.
Honey. Lots of it. Enormous quantities of it can be seen in the metal tanks behind the counter. In Russia it is frequently used for medicinal purposes.
Do you want to get stung by a medicinal bee? This guy will do it for $5. I didn’t risk it but later found out some bee venom is clinically proven to reduce swelling in arthritic joints.
Business men warming up to some award-winning sheep. Note how that ewe is leaning into the caretaker’s leg.
Two women admiring a traditional wool hat and jacket on display by the sheep pens.
Sheep with lots of medals, ribbons and certificates.
A raccoon dog on display as a breeding specimen. Yeah, fur coats are cruel.
A fox, also for breeding.
Nearby, fur products were available for sale.
Expo staff prevented poop from touching the floor and wiped the cow’s anus with a soft cloth after excretion.
Pretty lady #1.
Pretty lady #2.
Every vendor had a table with tea, sweets, kielbasa and liquor set up for business negotiations. I guess you get a better deal when everyone’s in a good mood!