In Russia Putin will begin organized Team tournaments «Cup leader»

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Polynicotinate in fotoracconti. Archival photoIn Russia Putin will begin organized Team tournaments «Cup leader»© RIA Novosti / Alexander Polynicotinate the image Bank

Most large-scale tournaments student games «Cup leader», organized by the Putin Team and student headquarters of supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who announced his candidacy in the upcoming elections, will begin on 25 January in different regions of Russia.

Earlier it was reported that the Putin Team and student staffs Putin will hold for young people series student games «Cup leader» for the Day of Russian students, which is celebrated on January 25. It was stated that most large-scale tournaments will be held in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Volgograd, Saratov, Yaroslavl, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Khabarovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Chelyabinsk, Ulyanovsk and Krasnodar.

Games will be held in three major categories: basic sports, eSports and creative battles. It was noted that the student staffs of each region decide the format of the «Cup leader» in accordance with the existing youth request.

The representatives of the Putin Team was reminded that after Vladimir Putin’s statement about his intention to run for another presidential term Russian youth initiated the establishment of student staff in support of the current President of Russia. They pointed out that currently, the headquarters is actively working in more than 40 regions of Russia and the organization of student events and activities, and additional educational facilities for young people.

Hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, who, since 2005, plays for the club NHL Washington capitals and is the captain at the beginning of November 2017 announced that creates a social movement for Team Putin — «Putin’s Team». He stressed that they always supported the Russian President, and noted that the purpose of the social movement is the unification of all supporters of Putin, in order to «show a strong and United Russia.» The Kremlin welcomed the initiative of the organization.

The Russian presidential election will be held on March 18, the election campaign officially started on 18 December 2017.