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2019 WU: 500-day Countdown to be celebrated in Krasnoyarsk

2019 WU: 500-day Countdown to be celebrated in Krasnoyarsk

13/10/2017 at 20:13Updated 16/10/2017 at 18:40

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KRASNOYARSK - On 18 October, 2017, Krasnoyarsk will mark the 500-day countdown to the 2019 Winter Universiade. On this day festive events and celebrations will be held in the city.

Residents of the city are invited to take part in the ‘Gifts with their own hands’ project, where anyone can make souvenirs for athletes and guests of the 2019 Winter Universiade. At 1 p.m., Krasnoyarsk ‘Dobroe Delo’ youth center will host the opening ceremony of the exhibition stand, where the first handmade souvenirs will be presented.

Krasnoyarsk schoolchildren will get an opportunity to participate in the Universiade lessons. This is the second module of educational events initiated by the Executive Directorate of the Winter Universiade 2019 for students of Krasnoyarsk general educational institutions. During the Universiade Lesson, students will be able to learn more about the sports included into the Winter Universiade 2019 sports programme, as well as learn about famous athletes and Universiade Ambassadors. A total of 6 schools will be involved in the project.

The Universiade Lesson in Siberian Federal University and Gymnasium No.9 will be given by the winners and prize-winners of the Olympic Games: double Olympic champion in biathlon Evgeny Ustyugov and silver medalist of the Olympic Games in biathlon Pavel Rostovtsev.

In addition, on October 18, a large-scale celebration for Krasnoyarsk residents and guests of the city will be held in ‘Bobrovy Log’ Funpark, organized by the Directorate of the Winter Universiade 2019 and MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC, the General Partner of the Universiade. Thus, at 5 p.m. the participants will be able to take part in the ceremony of launching the Winter Universiade 2019 countdown clock, which will become the second art object of the Winter Universiade and the new attraction of Funpark. Afterwards, the participants of the event can enjoy a theatrical performance, performances of popular music bands, as well as visit photo zones and entertainment venues. The ‘Theater on the Roof’ project will present the play ‘Psyche’, music bands ‘Lymbridge’, ‘Discoteka Avaria’ and ‘StandUp’ (TV project on TNT channel) resident Slava Komissarenko will perform for the guests. Also, students of Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov will join the festivities online.

(Source: Krasnoyarsk 2019 OC)