27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Universiade Museum invites visitors

Any resident of Kazan can now visit the Universiade Museum as it throws its doors open to the public.

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The world's only Universiade Museum welcomed its first visitors during the 27th World University Summer Games. Among those who visited the museum during the Games were Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Claude-Louis Gallien, Russia's Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko, President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, as well as athletes and team officials, but since September the museum is now open to all comers.

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Students of School No 122 and School No 33, who attended the exhibition today, had a chance to check out the unique museum, which currently includes over 800 items. The schoolchildren listened with great interest to the stories about how the medals were earned by Tatarstan's athletes at the World University Games. The museum's tour guide told them in detail how Kazan won the bid to host such this major sporting event. At the end of the tour, the students took part in a quiz and those who answered the questions correctly were awarded prizes. 

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"What impressed me particularly is a chance to have my picture taken with the Universiade Torch and, even more so, to hold it in my hands. I imagined myself in the place of one of the Flame Keepers, proudly carrying the Universiade Torch. We also watched an interesting film about FISU, it was a lot of fun!" students shared their impression after visiting the museum. Their teachers also said that the tour was very informative, and some of its parts contributed to the promotion of patriotism among the students.

Now everyone has the opportunity to attend the exhibition - all you need is to come to the Main International Centre of the Universiade Village. Opening hours: 10.00 - 17.00 (Monday to Friday).

Pre-registration is required for group visits (please dial 8 ( 937) 520-13-04). Admission to the museum is free.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate