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29 November 2013 | in NUSF News

RSSU GALA “University Sport Stars”


MOSCOW On 15 November, Russian Students Sport Union and Russian Dance Sport Union supported by the Moscow Government and Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation organized the GALA “University Sport Stars”, a celebratory event in honor of RSSU’s 20th anniversary.

The ceremony was attended by the heads of the Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Russian Olympic Committee, President of the European University Sports Assosiation, the Presidents of the Russian sports federations, the winners of the World Summer and Winter Universiade, the best students - winners of the national students competitions, the rector's community and students leagues, the Organizing Committee of the XXVII Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan and the Bid Committee XXIX Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.

At the beginning of the Gala a welcome speech was made by President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Welcome speeches to participants of the Gala were also addressed by the Secretary of the Russian Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport Aleksey Kulakovsky; Secretary of State, Deputy Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation Natalya Parshikova; the President of the European University Sports Association Adam Roczek and FISU First Vice-President Oleg Matytsin.

Oleg Matytsin & Yury Parfenov

During the ceremony special prizes “Burevestnik” were awarded to the best student-athletes, National sports federation, universities, state authorities, public organizations that have made significant contribution to development and promotion of the university sports in Russia.

"Legends of the University Sports " Awards were given to the first chairman of the Soviet Union Student Sports Society "Burevestnik", the former FISU First Vice-President Yury Parfenov; president of the "International Confederation of Sport Organizations", the former FISU First Vice-President Boris Rogatin, the first President of the Russian Students Sport Union (1993 - 2005) Alexey Kiselev (award was given to the son of Mr. Kiselev).

For contribution to the development of the international university sports movement, the highest FISU award ‘Jean Petitjean’ medal was awarded to Yury Parfenov and Boris Rogatin.

One of the highlights of the Gala has become a symbolic flag relay from Kazan, the host city of the XXVII Summer Universiade to the city of Krasnoyarsk, host city of the XXIX World Winter Universiade.

(Source: RSSU & EUSA)