Rashid Nurgaliyev

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PETROZAVODSK, August 1. /Offset. TASS Igor Lukyanov/. The regional centre of sports gymnastics will appear in Petrozavodsk in the summer of 2018. On Tuesday TASS reported Deputy Secretary of the Russian security Council Rashid Nurgaliyev, who is in the capital of Karelia on behalf of the Chairman of the State Commission on preparation for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Republic, security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.

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“At today’s meeting we discussed the construction of a regional center of artistic gymnastics in Petrozavodsk. Around July-August next year we will have a modern gymnastics sport complex” – said Nurgaliyev.

He noted that Karelia’s artistic gymnastics is one of basic sports . The representatives of the Republic repeatedly became winners and prize-winners of international, all-Union and all-Russian competitions. Meanwhile, existing until recently, the base of sport school № 1 did not meet modern requirements. Currently, there are no necessary conditions for teaching children and preparation of athletes”, – said Nurgaliyev.

Deputy Secretary of the Russian security Council said that earlier the President of Federation of sports gymnastics of Russia Vasily Titov supported the idea of construction in Petrozavodsk of the regional centre of sports gymnastics. Together with the Federation of contractor developed design documentation providing for the facilities necessary for training and performances (gym with stands, a dance hall and a gym).

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The technical capabilities of the center will allow to establish a modern, effective preparatory process, conduct training camps and competitions on a national level, said Nurgaliyev. According to him, “we already have agreements with the President of Federation of sports gymnastics of Russia… that the equipment will be provided at the international level. For these purposes will spend about 30 million rubles”.

As reported the press service of the Karelian government, at the initiative of the state Commission on preparation for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Karelia on construction in Petrozavodsk of the center for sports gymnastics involved in extra-budgetary funds. “Money in the amount of 130 million rubles were received from the all-Russian public organization “Federation of sports gymnastics of Russia” at the expense of Fund “the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia,” – said the press service. –0–BP/BST