Patriarch Kirill urged to promote national sports abroad

Патриарх Кирилл призвал продвигать национальные виды спорта за рубежом

Russia has all chances to make their national sports more popular in the world, said the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.

The Primate of the Russian Church visited the Festival of national kinds of sports in Moscow. Accompanied by the Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in the Central Federal district Alexander Beglov, presidential aide Igor Levitin he visited the sports facilities. City on the site of the Patriarch tried his hand in this game, the third attempt smashing towns to the applause of the audience.

“We must not forget our national sports. Because developing these sports, we have all the chances to promote them on the international stage. We have every chance to promote these great sports,” said Patriarch Kirill.

He noted that some national sports “is called otherwise acquire worldwide fame.” As an example, he cited the rounders, which now is called the world baseball. The Patriarch said that when he watched the baseball game, he saw “almost everything the same as in Russian bast”.