In Moscow with the participation of Patriarch will be held the festival of national sports

В Москве при участии патриарха пройдет фестиваль национальных видов спорта

Festival of national sports, which will be attended by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill will take place on Friday in the Moscow sport complex “Krylatskoe”, told RIA Novosti at the Patriarchal press service.

To national sports that emerged on the territory of Russia, are, in particular, hockey, wrestling, gorodki, lapta, kettlebell sport, Russian checkers, Russian Billiards.

“The Patriarch believes that mass sports should occupy a significant place in the lives of young people in the first place. As for traditional sports, then known as the Patriarch for many years, in particular hockey,” — said the Agency head of the press service of the Patriarch, the priest of Alexander Volkov.

The head of the Russian Church, as reported by the priest, is convinced that the development of such sports, especially in the regions “is intended to instill in young people a love of physical culture”.

The initiators of the event was organized by the world Russian people’s Council (ARNS) and the Federation of bandy. It is timed, according to the organizers, the 70th anniversary of the Patriarch, who is head of the ARNS.

“We are confident that in our country after such a festival many will open for themselves the world of sports and Russian sport traditions in a completely new way. We hope that a completely new feel and the Federation of Russian sports, which, unfortunately, deprived at the moment, the attention of the public,” — said at a press conference in MIA “Russia today”, Deputy head of the WRPC Oleg Kostin. He noted that the organizers of the “very important” to the idea of such events was “picked up in the regions.”