The President of the Center of combat sports and national sports Dar Hassan Malayalam

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SAINT PETERSBURG, December 15. /TASS/. New arts festival and the national sports “the Sukharev tower” in 2018 will bring together Russian athletes who try their hand at martial arts, and representatives of power structures.

As reported TASS the President of the Center of combat sports and national sports Dar Hassan Malayalam, from 2018 to 2023 festivals held in different cities of Russia, uniting Saint Petersburg, the Caucasus, Moscow suburbs, the Volga region and Altai. “This is a new project, the first festival will be held from 23 to 27 January 2018 in St. Petersburg, in 2019 it will take the Moscow region, in 2020 it will be held in Grozny, 2021-m – in Kazan, then in Astrakhan, and Altai,” – said Malaev .

Participants of sporting and cultural project have to compete for the Russian national martial arts with weapons and without weapons: combat, hand-to-hand combat, army hand to hand combat, Sambo, judo and other martial arts. The festival organizers also emphasize its Patriotic nature.

Memory Of Leningrad

Last day of the festival coincides with the memorable date – the 74th anniversary of the siege of Leningrad, and a few days before the city will celebrate the 75th anniversary of breaking the siege, and organizers emphasized it.

“The project will be opened in January is the Holy month for the survivors of the blockade – said the Chairman of public organisation “Inhabitants of blockade Leningrad” Elena Tikhomirova. – During the siege managed to survive because the city was United, nationalities not known. Sport also brings together not by nationality, but by the possibilities of the human body. This Association should be, and it should start our descendants”.

She urged the young participants of the festival come to a memorial for the people of Leningrad to the siege of memorials, primarily to the Piskarevsky cemetery and to honor the memory of the inhabitants and defenders of the city. According to Tikhomirova, in the framework of the festival in St. Petersburg ice Palace will also meet the “gratitude Leningrad”, which was addressed by the Leningrad who during the war was evacuated from the besieged city to other regions and republics of the country.

Commentators and organizers

The younger generation will be able to try at the festival “the Sukharev tower”, not only in the ring or Mat. They will be given the opportunity to participate in organizing the event, which created a youth and children’s organizing committees. And those who feel a craving for sports journalism will get a chance to get acquainted with the work of sports commentators.

“Especially for children and young people devised a competition for young commentators – said Hassan small. Parties must within 5 minutes to comment on any competition in single combat, and then send the recording to the email address of the organizing Committee. The winners will be able to come to the workshops from the best commentators, to get valuable prizes and gifts.”

The name of the festival was in memory of the Sukharev tower, which was built in Moscow by the personal order of Peter the Great in gratitude for the personal allegiance of the Streltsy regiment under the command of Colonel Lawrence Sukharev. The tower has existed since 1695 1934 at the intersection of the Garden ring and Sretenka of the 1st Meshchanskaya street (now Prospekt Mira). The main trophy of the festival is named after this monument.