Start of the Russian leg of the torch Relay of the winter Universiade-2019 will be held in Moscow

MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russia –

Source: Russia Ministry of Sport

On 29 September in Moscow will be launched to the Russian stage of Relay race of Fire of XXIX world winter Universiade, which will take place in March 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.

The fire of the winter Universiade-2019 on city streets will carry the sports Minister of the Russian Federation Pavel Kolobkov, the Minister of science and higher education of the Russian Federation Mikhail Kotyukov, four-time Olympic champion in gymnastics Alexei Nemov, Olympic champion in speed skating and head of the sports Department of Moscow Nikolay Gulyaev, President of the basketball club CSKA, Andrey Vatutin and other torchbearers.

The total length of the route is 7.5 km away.

The relay starts in the Large amphitheater of the Park “Zaryadye” and will sail past the sights of the capital: the Soaring bridge, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Kremlin, the Crimean bridge and other famous monuments. Beginning at 16:30.

Completed the Moscow stage of the torch Relay on the Festival the alley of the Olympic complex “Luzhniki” with a gala concert. Beginning at 18:00.

Additional information and media accreditation: 7 953 585 0907, Egor Semenov, ANO “Directorate of Krasnoyarsk-2019” 7 929 358 2019, Anna Alekseeva, ANO “Directorate of Krasnoyarsk-2019” 7 923 558 2019, Yulia Ovchinnikova, ANO “Directorate of Krasnoyarsk-2019”

The fire of the winter Universiade-2019 was lit on 20 September in Turin, Italy, where in 1959 for the first time held a Student sports games. In the international stage of the torch Relay took place in the capitals of the XXVIII world winter Universiade 2017 in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and the XXIV winter Universiade 2009 Harbin (China).

The Russian stage of the torch relay of the winter Universiade-2019 will cover 30 major cities in the country.

The project will culminate March 1, 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.

XXIX world winter Universiade 2019 will be held from 2 to 12 March. It is expected that in competitions will take part more than 3,000 athletes who will compete for 76 sets of medals in 11 sports.

The press service of the minsport Russia


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