Kazan will host the torch relay of the winter Universiade-2019

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Kazan will on Saturday, the torch relay of the winter Universiade, which will take place in Krasnoyarsk in 2019.

«The student games flame through the main streets of the capital of Tatarstan will carry torchbearer 24 – all residents of Kazan. Torch relay kicks off in the square near the farmers ‘Palace, where will be organized a concert and will be held the lighting of the first torch», — informs the municipality.

The running leg of the relay starts at 11.30 am, will continue along the walls of the Kazan Kremlin and Kremlin street and ends at the main building of Kazan Federal University where will take place the bowl of the city fire. Here from 11.00 also will be organized a concert. The total length of the route in Kazan will be 2.5 thousand meters.

It is expected that in the final stage of the torch relay of the Universiade-2019 in Kazan will be attended by the Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, who arrived in Kazan with a working trip the Governor of Krasnoyarsk region Alexander USS.

For the right to carry the torch of the Universiade-2019 on the streets of Kazan claimed more than 70 candidates, from which 24 were selected. A fundamental condition for the selection was the residence of candidates in Kazan. Among 24 torchbearers – community leaders, activists, sports, education and youth and cultural figures. For example, a torch will carry by it the Minister of youth Affairs Damir Fattakhov, three-time world Championships medalist in weightlifting, Oleg Chan, people’s artist of Tatarstan Salavat Fatkhutdinov. The opportunity to run with the torch of the Universiade in Kazan and received the volunteer, a representative of Kazan Volunteers Almaz Askarov, who fled among the torchbearers on the streets of the capital of Tatarstan with the flame of summer Universiade 2013 held in Kazan.

The flame of the Universiade-2019 was lit on 20 September in Turin, Italy, where, in 1959, for the first time, the Game was held among the students. In the international stage of the torch relay took place in the capitals of the games of yesteryear – Alma-ATA (Kazakhstan) and Harbin (China). Russia’s first fire of the winter Universiade-2019 met in Moscow on 29 September. In total, the torch will visit 30 cities of Russia and will end on March 1, 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.

World winter Universiade 2019 will be held in Krasnoyarsk from 2nd to 12th of March 2019. Athletes will compete for 76 sets of medals in 11 kinds of sport: biathlon, skiing, Curling, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, orienteering on skis, figure skating, freestyle, ice hockey, ball hockey, short-track. Russia will host the Universiade for the third time.

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