International Festival of CIS countries’ national sports starts on August 12. The flagship university will support the forum.
Ulyanovsk State University as a healthy lifestyle institution and key higher education institution of the region will not shy away from a bright sporting event. As it has already been reported, students will work at the forum as volunteers, university athletes, teachers and students of the Faculty of Physical culture and rehabilitation are going to take an active part in the events. Everyone will be able to spend time nice, to support athletes and to visit exhibitions, film shows and other leisure activities. The holiday of sport will last till August 16. It is expected to become one of the central sports events of 2017 in Russia. Competitions in ten main sports are going to held: tug of war, sambo, fight on belts, checkers, kettlebell sport, archery, bandy, mass-wrestling, gorodki, lapta. More than 300 athletes from ten countries will fight for medals. Besides, five states will present their national sports as demonstrative. Holders of high international titles, champions of the world will arrive at Ulyanovsk .
Beside the sports program which is free to attend inhabitants and city guests will be able to visit a number of cultural events.
On August 12, on the opening day of the festival, the solemn parade timed to coincide All-Russian Day of Physical Culturist will be held at Lenin Square. On the same day at the ice palace "Volga - the Sport Arena" the ceremony and festival opening show will be arranged. Besides, the large-scale thematic exhibition of the State museum of sport "Game traditions of peoples - a cultural basis of the Russian sport" will work in the territory of the Aquamall Shopping Center.
Pre-premier display of the Russian movie "From the bottom of a summit" telling about the fate of a Paralympic champion in mountain skiing will organized. It is expected that Alexey Moshkin, the two-time champion and the two-time bronze prize-winner of the winter Paralympic Games, the world champion - a type of the main character will visit the show.
Within the business program "round tables" and seminars of the commission of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on physical culture and promoting of a healthy lifestyle are planned for subjects.