27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

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Ice hockey legends to gather in Kazan for fundraising match

A number of legendary ice hockey players were invited by President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, to visit Kazan between September 21 and 23, 2014. Among the special guests are member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and 1972 Summit Series player Phil Esposito, leading scorer of the 1972 and 1974 Summit Series and USSR team player Alexander Yakushev, as well as Valery Kamensky, Alexander Semak, Esa Tikkanen and other ice hockey stars.

Directorate for Sports Projects takes part in Get a Child Ready for...
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Republic Day for the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects was marked with the participation in the republic-wide event, titled 'Get a Child Ready for School'. This day the Kazan 2015 OC visited the block area in Parina Street to hand out new school bags containing basic back-to-school supplies to first graders living in the neighbourhood. The ceremony took place as part of the grand opening of an improved block area, which was attended by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. Chief of Staff and Deputy Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects Yana Khusainova was also present at the event and congratulated kids on Knowledge Day.

Kazan volunteers begin work at World Judo Championships

Based on their contributions to hosting sporting events in the spring-summer 2014, ten Kazan volunteers were selected by the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects to undergo internship at the 2014 edition of the World Judo Championships that kick off in Chelyabinsk, the capital of the Southern Urals, on August 25. For the first time ever, the international tournament in this sport will be held in Russia.

Russian U19 Canoe Sprint Championships: Dragon boat racing events h...
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Final heats took place at the Russian U19 Canoe Sprint Championships which takes place at the Rowing Centre, Kazan.

Kazan Arena Stadium hosts first football match
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Rubin KAZAN and Lokomotiv MOSCOW met in the first football match ever held at the Kazan Arena Stadium, which had been built for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Shortly before the match, Russia's Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko and President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov unveiled the symbolic stele showing the stadium's status as a 2018 World Cup host venue.

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Claude-Louis Gallien
President of FISU

Kazan won the bid to host the Universiade. We cannot say that, quite possibly, this is the greatest Universia...


Alexander Sladkovsky
Kazan 2013 Ambassador, arti...

When I was 14, I was lucky to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. All of a sudde...


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4 mobile inspection complexes were used to check vehicles and cargo entering the Universiade venues in Kazan. A total of 58,838 vehicles were inspected at various venues.

Weather in Kazan

+10 °C fair

Wind: south-east, 1.79 m/s
Humidity: 76.0%