Ulyanovsk region continues preparation for VII International Forum "Russia is a Sports Nation"

The Governor Sergey Morozov held a meeting of the organizing committee in Volga-Sport-Arena. The ice palace will become the main venue for the sporting event that will take place in the region from 10 to 12 October.


“We will be visited by sport leaders, experts, trainers, and outstanding athletes, dozens of Olympic champions. We are planning to sign a number of agreements at the forum, which includes the one with the Russian Football Union regarding the programme for development of soccer in the Ulyanovsk region until 2030. During the main plenary session of the forum, there will be a presentation of the first TAFISA World Martial Arts Festival. On the opening day, we will demonstrate the Soccer University, which is developed with the use of the public-private partnership mechanism. Within three days of the international event, the main square will become a venue for various sports competitions such as soccer, five-a-side, cybersport, as well as master classes by champions and members of Russia national teams, and GTO tests. Our task is to demonstrate the beauty of our city and region and the capacity of our plans to all guests”, – the head of the region noted.

According to Sergey Kuzmin, Adviser to the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region, the list of participants will include heads of public authorities and regions of the Russian Federation, heads of All-Russian sports federations, deputies of various level, regional ministers of sport, and athletes. The forum's business programme will involve plenary sessions, research-to-practice conferences, and roundtable discussions. During the International Forum "Russia is a Sports Nation", participants will discuss issues of importance in the sports sphere. At the organizing committee meeting, Sergey Morozov noted that this forum is intended to become an effective platform for exchange of experience, as well as launch of new projects and programmes to promote sport.

"We have repaired the existing sports facilities and have built new ones such as a stadium “Simbirsk” and a sports complex “Favorit”. We have constructed a new sports complex "Avangard" with an amazing football stadium. We are ready to start construction of other facilities including a sports complex with artificial ice in Zheleznodorozhny District", – the head of the region said.

The forum is carried out by the order of the President of the Russian Federation. The Government and the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Ulyanovsk region, ANO "Forum "Sportivnaya derzhava", and ANO "Ulkongress" act as organizers of the event.