The Russian sailing ship Nadezhda (Hope) will arrive in Shanghai on Saturday to be part of the Russian exhibition at 2010 World Expo, the Maritime State University said.
"The Nadezhda sailing ship arrives in Shanghai on Saturday morning with a 12-hour delay due to a storm in the Sea of Japan. It will immediately become part of the Russian pavilion," said a spokesman for the university, which owns the vessel.
The three-mast classic tall ship is mostly used to train cadets how to sail, although the crew has also been carrying out scientific experiments.
The official said the Nadezhda, a many-time winner of international regattas, would be open to public at the Expo and would host several exhibitions on Russia's Far East.
The 2010 World Expo is being held in Shanghai from May 1 to October 31, 2010. Over 200 states, corporations and international organization take part in the Expo. Over 48 million people have visited the event since its opening and over 5 million of them have come to the Russian pavilion.
Russia constructed a pavilion at the exhibition for the first time in 30 years. The sun-shaped building comprises 12 white-and-gold towers symbolizing the 12 months of the year, and occupies an area of 6,000 square meters.
VLADIVOSTOK, September 25 (RIA Novosti)