Governor of the Ulyanovsk region Sergey Morozov has instructed to accelerate preparation of facilities for the Russia – Country of Sports International Forum

The sports event will take place in the Ulyanovsk region from 1 to 3 February 2018.

 The head of the region took control over preparation of facilities for the forum "Russia – Country of Sports". Members of the organizing committee systematically examine the main venues of the regional center.

“Every day industry experts carry out works on security, transport availability, readiness of medical personnel for the major sport and business event of our country. Now the facilities are 80% ready to host the International Sport Forum. Works in the gymnasium No. 1 named after V. Lenin are carried out according to the schedule - renovation of indoor premises and facades are almost complete. In the nearest future, the gymnasium will receive a pool within the Heritage Program”, - commented Alexander Smekalin, the Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region.

Safety of facilities for the forum became the focus of the survey. According to the experts of the Public Security Department of the Governor's Administration, they are addressing issues on development of engineering measures and CCTV systems in Ulyanovsk. In addition, volunteer patrols, representatives of the private security companies and the Cossacks will also participate in the security of the event. “All organizations that will host events of the forum have anti-terrorism security certificates, and 90% of facilities were provided with "panic buttons". The rest of them will be installed until the end of this year”, - commented Alexander Murashov, the Head of the Public Security Department of the Governor's Administration.

The Volga-Sport-Arena will serve as the main venue.

“We have already developed and approved a transport scheme which will ensure the best travelling plan for guests that will not cause any inconvenience for citizens. We expect that guests and participants of the business programme will find it easy to visit the main facilities; events of the forthcoming forum will also be available for residents of our city and the region. In addition, we inspected the building of the railway station, which will be opened on 20 November a thorough renovation. Today we are convinced that the facilities, which will host the Forum, are carrying out preparation the upcoming event at a good pace”, - commented Denis Radayev, the head of Directorate of Sports events.