27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013



Yana Churikova

Kazan 2013 Ambassador, TV presenter, journalist

Volunteering is something you cannot learn in a classroom. It's an internal need to understand that there is a reason for being on the Earth. One needs to feel put and understand - why. Volunteering is a good opportunity to share, to give.


Alexander Sladkovsky

Kazan 2013 Ambassador, artistic director of the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra

When I was 14, I was lucky to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. All of a sudden, the feeling that I had carried with me my whole life - pride and being part of something big - came back to me again. 


Evgeniya Kanaeva

Kazan 2013 Ambassador

Surely, the Universiade will give a strong impetus to sports development in the country. I think that the fact we hosted it is a huge achievement and this achievement is the result of our teamwork. 


Evgeny Kuznetsov

Athlete who won the first gold medal for Team Russia at the 2013 Summer Universiade

Thanks to Kazan for receiving us so well. At last we earned a victory! I wanted it, I fought for it, I have trained a lot and I got a well-deserved win.


Nikolaos Vasileiou

FISU Technical Delegate Water Polo

The water polo competitions at the Universiade were of the Olympic Games’ level.


Andy Hibbert

Chef de Mission for Team GBR

All people we came across during the Universiade were very friendly and kind. Most citizens of Kazan speak English very well and this makes our stay here an extremely positive experience. It's wonderful!


Jakub Kosowski

Chief de Mission for Team Poland

Everything is well-planned in Kazan - all sports facilities are located either in the centre of the city or within a decent driving distance. That's why, during the Games, we were able to support our athletes. 


Marina Petrova

Russian national rugby 7s team member

The Russia women's national rugby 7s team won the Universiade gold due to unity. 


Andrey Zubkov

Russian national basketball team, power forward

The last second of the final at the Universiade will be remembered forever.