27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

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Tanzilya Nigmatullina: The volunteer movement is an outlet for young altruists
17.07.2013  14:40

Over 1,000 representatives of various Russian universities visited Kazan during the days of the 27th Summer Universiade. Tanzilya Nigmatullina is just one of them, she is the Director of the Bashkir Institute of Social Technologies of the Educational trade union establishment of higher professional education Academy of Labour and Social Relations, as well as the head of the UNESCO-UNEVOK center for the Russian Federation. We asked Tanzilya a few questions.

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Maksim Sharafutdinov: I honestly believe that it will be our city that will host some next Summer Olympics
17.07.2013  14:33

Maksim Sharafutdinov is the Russian journalist, the TV presenter on Channel One, the Ambassador of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013.

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Kamilla Gafurzyanova: It seems that I host the entire world
17.07.2013  14:30

Kamilla Gafurzyanova is Russian foil fencer, Merited Master of Sports of Russia, the silver medallist of the Olympic Games (London, 2012), the silver medallist of the World Championship (2009), European Championship (2012), the bronze medallist of European Championship (2012), the gold medallist of the 26th Summer Universiade (2011), the silver medallist of the Cup of Russia (2011), the Ambassador of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013.

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Yana Churikova: It seems that I have already moved to Kazan
17.07.2013  14:27

Yana Churikova, a Russian TV host and journalist working at Channel One since 2002, hosted such programmes as Good Morning, Star Factory, Cruel Games. Apart from that, she acts as an Ambassador for the 27th Summer Universiade 2013.

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Aida Garifullina: I represent my city in different countries
17.07.2013  14:20

Aida Garifullina is an opera singer, Holder of the Feodor Chaliapin Fund's The Best Voice of the Year Scholarship in the category Academic Vocal, permanent participant of all great events held in Kazan, the Ambassador of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013.

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Alexander Volkov: Ambassadors must be the voice and face of the Universiade
17.07.2013  14:17

Alexander Volkov, the Russian volleyball player, middle blocker of Zenit Kazan VC and the Russian national team, champion of the 30th Olympic Games (London, 2012), Merited Master of Sports of Russia, Kazan 2013 Ambassador - told about how the city has changed, and what his mission is as an Ambassador for the 27th Summer Universiade.

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Česlovas Garbaliauskas: Lithuania has focused on individual sports
17.07.2013  14:00

The head of the Lithuanian delegation Česlovas Garbaliauskas evaluated the performance of the Lithuanian athletes on the University, spoke about student sports in his country, and also shared his impressions of the Tatar national cuisine.

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Aleksandr Sladkovsky: I am proud of the Russian athletes' victories
17.07.2013  10:44

The Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra takes part in many activities of the Cultural Universiade. In particular, the orchestra performed at the Opening Ceremony of the 27th World Summer University Games, held the 3rd White Lilac International Sergey Rachmaninoff Festival, and presented the world premiere of the opera The White Wolf. And tomorrow musicians will play at the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Universiade. Director of the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, Merited Artist of Russia Alexander Sladkovsky described the complex of provinciality of Kazan citizens and the debut of Tatarstan's Youth Orchestra.

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Ivan Akman: The level of the Kazan Universiade is high even for the Olympics
17.07.2013  10:30

The presentation of Krasnoyarsk, a candidate city for hosting the 29th Winter Universiade in 2019, took place in the Universiade Park. This event was meant to support Krasnoyarsk’s application. In addition, the Krasnoyarsk delegation is learning from the experience of staging such games in Kazan.

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Yakub Kosovsky: Level of althletes at Universiade is very high
16.07.2013  20:21

The head of the Polish delegation talked about what sports are currently popular in Poland and also declared that the European Football Championship is smaller in scale than Universiade.

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