Volunteers for the 2018 world Cup is poured planted their tree

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VOLGOGRAD, October 1. /TASS/. The participants of the national forum of volunteers “Championship Meet” landed Sunday in Komsomol’s’ke the city garden in the centre of Volgograd alley of maples, the correspondent of TASS.

Despite the cold (in Volgograd, about 10 degrees Celsius) weather and drizzling rain, the protesters were smiling and taking pictures with them planted young trees. The Director of the Department on work with volunteers of the organizing Committee “Russia – 2018” Tatiana Gomzyakova, said: “today Planted the alley will be long in Volgograd – and this is a logical conclusion of our three-day forum”.

A member of the Federation Council, the Olympic champion in the long jump, volgogradka Tatyana Lebedeva, along with volunteers planted and watered the young maples . In the interview with TASS, she said: “the Volunteer movement in the country in recent years, gaining tremendous momentum. It showed the Olympic games in Sochi and Universiade in Kazan, and now the world championship on football. Volunteers are special people, they want to support. They after some time will come, will come from other cities in Volgograd, and say: “This tree I planted”.

Student at Samara University Renat Karimov was already a volunteer at the confederations Cup, worked in St. Petersburg. Currently, he is preparing to become a volunteer at the 2018 world Cup. “At the forum in Volgograd held a lot of different lessons, workshops, and trainings. Our knowledge and ability has been strengthened. And to enjoy today planted a young maple in the Park of Volgograd. And it’s albeit small, but my personal contribution to the preparations for the tournament, and, of course, in the program “the Legacy of the championship”.

Volgograd is the third time received the volunteer program of the 2018 world Cup. The first two all-Russian forum held in 2015 and 2016. Program forums include educational, cultural excursions, sports and creative activities which enable volunteers to improve their skills and share experiences.

The organizers of the forums acts of Volgograd state University under the support of the Association of volunteer centres, Russian student center “Asstudent” at the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation and the Committee of youth policy of the Volgograd region.