The head of MEDEF has proposed to establish in Russia the Cup the name Pikul sailing

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in photomontaging. Archival photoThe head of MEDEF has proposed to establish in Russia the Cup the name Pikul sailing© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

The head of the Russian movement of support fleet (DFT), Mikhail Nenashev took the initiative to establish in Russia the Cup in yachting in honor of the outstanding Russian writer-the marine painter Valentin Pikul.

He told this RIA Novosti last Friday in the concert hall «Russia» (Moscow) all-Russian literary-historical campaign, which was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the author.

«Given that the event was attended by Russian presidential aide who supervises sport, Igor Yevgenyevich Levitin, I suggested next year to hold the Cup name Pikul sailing by analogy with the Cup of Jules Verne», he said.

A challenge prize of the Cup of Jules Verne has been awarded since 1993 to yacht crew for the fastest circumnavigation, non-stop sailing.

Valentin Pikul was born July 13, 1928 in Leningrad. He is considered one of the most striking and well-known author of numerous literary works on historical and Maritime topics.

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