Cooperation agreement between Executive Directorate “Kazan-2013” and Rector L.Yu. Kossovich was signed at SSU as a part of "Universiade in your city" Relay. The parties agreed to work together in volunteer training for 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan. Press conference took place after the official ceremony.
The ceremony was attended by University Rector L.Yu. Kossovich, Head of the Executive Directorate “Kazan-2013” L.O. Sulima, Tatarstan deputy minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy S.E. Ivanov, vice-rector for education work I.G. Malinski, deputy head of Sberbank Saratov chamber A.V. Markov.
L.Yu. Kossovich welcomed the guests by mentioning the symbolic meaning of Universiade-2013 logo at the Student Square. He thanked the organizers for this opportunity and promised the University would do its best in sportsmen and volunteer training.
L.Yu. Kossovich said the University is famous for its sport achievements. SSU sportsmen won multiple prizes. SSU student, winner of European canoeing championship Natalia Lobova would be Saratov Region Universiade ambassador.
The guests watched video clips about victories of Russian sportsmen at 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen and life in Kazan today.
S.E. Ivanov told about "Universiade in your city" Relay. The relay started on August, 30 which is also Kazan City day. 64 sport facilities will open in the nearest future, most of them have been already put into service. “We are honored to visit SSU and give Universiade-2013 flag to Saratov. We believe SSU will train a strong team of sportsmen and volunteers”, said S.E. Ivanov.
After the welcoming part L.Yu. Kossovich and L.O. Sulima signed the cooperation agreement. Then SSU Rector received a Certificate saying that SSU is University of 2013 Summer Universiade and official Universiade flag.
L.Yu Kossovich presented guests from Kazan with Saratov kalach and a photo album dedicated to SSU 100th Anniversary. Penza, next city of the Relay, got a commemorative medal on the occasion of SSU 100th Anniversary.
At the press conference SSU media representatives told about volunteer work, Universiade mascot Uni, the kitten of winged snow leopard, and Kazan delegation event program in Saratov.