27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Mass media

Accreditation of media representatives

Categories of the media and access to Universiade venues

All journalists who have passed the accreditation procedure are assigned to corresponding categories, which define their rights to access various Universiade venues based on the authorisation matrices developed by the FISU.

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Instruction on importing professional equipment by foreign Mass Media

Dear representatives of the press, radio and television,

The Russian Federation is a member-state of the Customs Union which includes the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. The territory of the above mentioned states forms a single customs territory of the Customs Union. The temporary import and declaring of the professional Mass Media equipment is carried out in accordance with the customs legislation of the Customs Union or international contracts of the Russian Federation.

The Russian Federation is the participant of the Convention on Temporary Admission concluded in Istanbul on June 26, 1990 which enables importing the professional equipment without presenting a customs document.

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Transport for the media

For media shuttle timetables, please go to the Transportation Guide for Media Representatives which is available for download on the Media Kit page.

The Organising Committee of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan provides transportation of accredited journalists between their official places of accommodation, competition venues, official points of arrival and departure, the Main International Centre and the Main Press Centre.

Journalists are required, at least 2 weeks prior to their arrival in Kazan, to inform the Universiade Organising Committee about the date and time of their arrival and to confirm this information no later than 24 hours to their actual arrival in Kazan.

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The journalists accredited for the Games will be provided with official accommodation places:

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Catering for the media

Catering areas are arranged for the accredited participants including media representatives at all the Universiade competition venues. The Main Press Centre has a restaurant for journalists offering a wide variety of dishes. Additionally, the Main Press Centre and press centres at the competition venues organize coffee breaks for journalists; beverages and drinking water is free.

All coffee break menus include:

  • local pastry
  • confectionery
  • fruit
  • tea/coffee
  • sugar/cream

For additional information, please refer to the Cafe & Restaurant Guide, which provides their addresses and average prices.

Use of radio-electronic devices

During the 2013 Summer Universiade, radio-electronic devices may be used at the Universiade venues only if the media representatives have beforehand obtained a positive recommendation from the Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate for the use of radio-electronic devices and if they have had their devices marked after arrival in Kazan. If the media representatives have a positive recommendation and their devices have been marked, they can apply for speedy maintenance at the media information desk if interferences occur while they use their radio-electronic devices at the Universiade venues. From 20 June to 20 July 2013, accredited media representatives will not be allowed to enter the venues if their radio-electronic devices are not marked.

Types of radio-electronic devices for which the procedure of obtaining approval and access permit to the venues is obligatory:

  • Wireless lines with fixed communication;
  • Wireless lines with mobile communication;
  • Fixed stations with satellite communication;
  • News report stations with satellite communication;
  • Land mobile radio stations, portable walkie-talkies;
  • Wireless video cameras;
  • Wireless headphones;
  • Translation devices;
  • Telemetry and telecommand systems;
  • Wireless microphone;
  • Hotspots of broadband wireless access.
For additional information, please refer to http://kazan2013.ru/ru/ref_requests.

Rate card points

The Press Rate Card provides an opportunity for the media representatives to rent or buy the products which they need for the performance of their functional duties during the Games. The Rate Card points will operate in the Main International Centre and the Main Press Centre from 26 June to 17 July 2013. Hours of operation are 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Applications for the necessary equipment and services can be submitted electronically from your Personal Account on the Kazan 2013 SU official website (www.kazan2013.ru/www.kazan2013.com) as of 1 January, 2013. At the Games time, you will be able to pay for your order at the Rate Card points in roubles. Applications for equipment or services are processed within 24 hours.

Guided tour services

All accredited media representatives are invited to take part in a free guided tour, such as a bus tour around Kazan including a visit to the well-known Kazan Kremlin and excursions to the island town of Sviyazhsk or to the city of Bolgar. Besides, there will be paid guided tours for the accredited media representatives: a walking tour of the historical part of Kazan’s Four Centuries Street, Night Kazan bus tour, quest excursion across Kazan, bus tour to the Raifa Monastery of the Mother of God and interactive entertainment programmes such as The Tatar Kalyapush and Tatar Entertainments. You can make reservation of guided tours on the information desk in the Main Press Centre.

Work schedule: daily from 7.00 to 23.00 during the period from June 29 to July 17, 2013.