The Russian Pavilion for me, is very attractive and appeals to those who appreciate pattern based designs. The scheme consists of 12 white towers inspired by traditional Russian women's costume that, I perceive, represent the diverse cultures within Russia. Of particular note is that one of the towers, on the extreme left of the second photo, is adorned with Islamic patterns. These towers, as I’ve been made to understand, duplicate the ancient Ural towns dating back 3,000 years ago, but given a modern touch with their irregular shapes in white, red and gold. Within, a 15 meter tall central building links all the towers together.