27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

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U are the World documentary wins FICTS Festival award
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The International FICTS Festival awards ceremony took place in Milan (ITA) on December 8. The Universiade documentary took a trophy in the Olympic Values category, beating out two other Russian documentaries: 'Flame that Warms Our Hearts' about the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay and 'Pair Number One. More Than Love' about the success story of Olympic figure skating champions Volosozhar/Trankov.

International Sport Movies & TV Festival may be held in Kazan
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A documentary about the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, 'U are the World', is nominated for the main prize of the Sport Movies & TV 2014 – 32nd International FICTS Festival that is held these days, December 3-8, in Milan (ITA). Screening of the film took place the night before and results of the Festival will be announced during the closing ceremony tomorrow.

WSI Kazan 2019 concept presented at General Assembly in St. Petersburg
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The concept of the Kazan 2019 WorldSkills Competition, which is expected to provide the basis for the bid book, was presented during the World Skills Russia Agency for the Development of Professional Communities and Labour Force General Assembly in St. Petersburg between November 27 and 29. Deputy Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects, Farid Abdulganiev, delivered a report on the work done in Tatarstan in this direction. The General Assembly participants welcomed Kazan's initiative to host the 2019 event and gathered signatures in support of this initiative.

Directorate for Sports Projects awarded for perfect running of prot...

The Executive Directorate for Sports Projects was granted an award at the 3rd FEPS International Forum, an event recognising achievements in protocol services, image building and behavioral etiquette. The Directorate's Protocol Department was announced as this year's winner in the High Standard of Protocol Event Management category for excellent organisation of official events during the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. The trophy was handed to Head of the Protocol Department, Ilmira Tryaeva. The success of Universiade-time protocol service resulted from a joint work of the Directorate and Interdepartmental Working Group on Preparation, Accreditation and Organisation of Interaction Between Federal, Regional and Municipal Authorities and Games Protocol Service.

GTO visual identity design contest launched

The Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation and Executive Directorate for Sports Projects announced an open call for entries for the best visual identity design contest for the Ready for Labour and Defence health and fitness programme. The contest kicks off on November 20 and will run for a month, until December 20. The deadline for entries is December 8. The goal of the contest is to create a visual look of the GTO complex which reflects cultural values of a healthy lifestyle and benefits of physical activity for Russian people. The visual look must be associated with such notions as 'physical fitness', 'strength', 'healthy lifestyle', 'drive for victory', 'development and progress', 'homeland', and 'success'. The prize fund amounts to 1 million rubles. In case several winners are selected, the prize money will be distributed equally amongst them.

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Vladimir Putin
President of Russia

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The athletes were given 4 meals a day and could choose from 5 different types of cuisine (halal, Asian, European, Tatar, vegetarian).

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