27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Closing of Summer Universiade 2013 to be monumental, say organisers

Kazan is completing preparations for the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Universiade 2013, which will take place on July 17 in the Kazan Arena Stadium. The city's official web portal says that the show will be no less impressive than the Opening.

The director's crew calls the Closing Ceremony "An evening where dreams come true."

"The audience will enjoy such popular performers as Garik Sukachev, Sergei Lazarev, Nyusha, Timur Rodrigez, Elmira Kalimullina, Dina Garipova, and Elka and the bands Zdob si Zdub, Bi-2, Kasta, Mumy Troll, and Serebro", said Executive Director of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Summer Universiade 2013 Igor Sivov. "The ceremony will end in a performance by the singer Zemfira". He noted that the Closing Ceremony of the Universiade will be filled with a multitude of memorable events and anyone who wants to can attend, as during the course of the ceremony users of social networks will be brought into it. Alongside the traditional parade of athletes, there will also be a parade of volunteers, of whom more than 20 thousand have come to work at the Universiade.

The Kazan Mayor's Office says that more than 260 buses will take spectators home from the arena. Another 30 trams will travel in the direction of Solnechny Gorod and the train station. The operation of the Kazan metro will be extended from noon to three in the morning on July 18. 

R-Sport, July 15