All-Russia race day “Cross of nations 2013” held in Kazan

22 September 2013, Sunday
On September 22 a holiday of family, health and sport - all-Russia race day “Cross of nations 2013” that united athletes, pupils, students, workers of different enterprises, and government employees was held in Kazan.

The sports event was held near Kazan-Arena stadium. Races of family teams, veterans of sport, VIP and mass races were traditionally held during the event.

Tatarstan Minister of Youth Affairs, Sport and Tourism Rafis Burganov, Deputy Head of Kazan Executive Committee Leila Fazleeva, and the President of Athletics Federation Khafiz Salikhov officially opened the event. The Minister wished good luck to participants of the race.

Chief of Staff of Tatarstan President’s Office Asgat Safarov, employees of the Office of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of city districts, representatives of executive committee and ministries took part in VIP race. Three leaders were first deputy head of Kazan executive committee Azat Nigmatzyanov, Head of the Department for agro-industrial complex, land and consumer market of the Cabinet of Ministers Airat Mustafin, and Deputy Head of the Office of the Cabinet of Ministers Sergei Korostelov.

Asgat Safarov said: “We cannot stay indifferent to this sports event that unites the whole country. We need such mass events as they are politically motivated and sport promotional.”
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