KAZAN, July 15. /TASS/. The organizers of the next world championship of professional skills Worldskills, which will be held in Kazan in 2019, presented the mascots of the upcoming tournament. The presentation took place on the feast of Sabantuy, which takes place on Saturday in the capital of Tatarstan.

Mascots of the championship organizers called Tatar names – boy Diamond (Almaz) and the girl Altin (Altyn). According to legend, they succeed in all fields of science, technology and art hand in hand to overcome difficulties in the attainment of new competencies.

“Such names are not chosen at random. First, we wanted to emphasize the national character of the event, because the world Cup will be held in Kazan. Second, Diamond and Altyn (which translates as “gold” in Tatar) are a symbol of perfection in skills, because diamonds and gold are the most precious materials in the world, and “Jewelry” is one of the competences of the forthcoming championship of professional skills”, – said during the presentation, Deputy General Director of ANO “Directorate of sports and social projects” Emil Gubaidullin.

According to the organizers of the championship, talismans intended, on the one hand as an example, a pattern for young professionals, and with another – as a collective image of all participants of Worldskills. In the competition to develop the concept of the talisman, which was declared 81 character won Maxim Ovchinnikov – 27-year-old architect from Samara, who created the boy of the Diamond. The author of the mascot has received 100 thousand roubles. Later, the organizers modified the concept of the talisman, the Diamond was joined by the girl hit the jackpot.

WorldSkills Competition 2019 will be held in Kazan from 18 to 23 August 2019. Specifically for the championship will be built the largest exhibition complex – WorldSkills KazanArena the area of 55.1 acres. Platform construction has begun, work plans to complete by 2018.