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13.05.2013  18:36 Universiade Flame to travel by train in Russia

The train carrying the team of the 27th Summer Universiade Torch Relay set off on its epic journey to the Games on May 13. The intervals between cities will now become shorter; the Flame will stay in each city only a few days before moving on to a new destination.


09.05.2013  14:01 Universiade Flame carried through streets of Volgograd

The Torch Relay of the 27th Summer Universiade has come to an end in Volgograd. Sergey Matushkin, the participant in international handball games and Summer Universiade medallist, had the honour of kindling the City Cauldron at the relay's finish line, near the Sports Palace of Trade Unions.


09.05.2013  11:15 Universiade Torch Relay starts off in Volgograd

The Torch Relay of the 27th World University Summer Games has kicked off as we speak in Volgograd. The Flame of the 2013 Summer Universiade will be carried through the streets and squares of the Hero City by 42 best university students of the region. The Torch Relay started immediately after the completion of the spectacular Victory Day Parade in Square of Fallen Fighters (Pavshikh Bortsov Square). The Flame Keepers – students of Siberian Federal University – handed the Universiade Torch over to Governor of the Volgograd Region Sergei Bozhenov who gave a welcome speech to the people that gathered in the square to celebrate Victory Day.


08.05.2013  19:32 Universiade Flame arrives in Hero City of Volgograd

On 8 May, the day before the entire nation will be celebrating Victory Day, the Flame of the 27th World University Games reached Volgograd, the Hero City that became famous for its resistance during the the Great Patriotic War. The Universiade Torch was delivered here from Krasnoyarsk. The Flame was given a warm welcome at the Volgograd airport. The honour of handing the Torch over to the Hero City was granted to the 21-year-old student of Siberian Federal University Aleksandr Potapenko, who answered journalists' questions straight after he landed in Volgograd.


07.05.2013  11:44 Volgograd to greet Universiade Torch on Victory Day

On May 9, on the day when the entire country will be celebrating the 68th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945, the Hero City of Volgograd will give a warm welcome to the Flame of the 27th Summer Universiade. It will be the 5th city to greet the Universiade Torch Relay on Russian soil.


20.04.2013  14:37 Krasnoyarsk becomes fourth city to welcome Universiade Torch Relay on Russian soil

April 20, when the Torch Relay of the 27th Summer Universiade arrived in Krasnoyarsk, became a special day for the Siberian city which is one of the bidders to host the 2019 Winter Universiade.


20.04.2013  10:47 Universiade candidate city greets Torch Relay

The Torch Relay started in Krasnoyarsk at the walls of Krasnoyarsk State Medical University.


18.04.2013  16:03 Universiade Torch Relay heads to Krasnoyarsk

On April 17, Yakutians bid a fond farewell to the 27th Summer Universiade Flame Relay at North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) where the Torch has been stored for three weeks. It arrived in Yakutsk on 28 March. More than 35,000 people saw the Torch while it stayed in the Republic of Sakha.


28.03.2013  12:48 Universiade Flame arrives in Land of Olonkho

Yakutsk, another Far Eastern city on the route of the Universiade Torch Relay, became first to celebrate 100 days to go to the start of the 27th Summer Universiade as the Flame was delivered here from its previous host, Khabarobsk. Crowds of students and local citizens, as well as representatives of the Games partners and, of course, the Torchbearers gathered to cheer the Flame's arrival in the city.


28.03.2013  07:56 Universiade Torch Relay will become a tradition, Oleg Matytsin says

On March 28, exactly 100 days before the start of the 27th Summer Universiade, a press conference was held in Yakutsk to mark the launch of the third stage of the Universiade Torch Relay on Russian soil. The organisers spoke of the work done, Universiade Torch Relay route and events and activities that await watching crowds during the Flame's journey across the country.