Hundreds of sports experts to participate in the business programme of the International Forum "Russia – Country of Sports" in the Ulyanovsk region

The world-class event will take place in Ulyanovsk from 10 to 12 October. A business part of the forum will be organized at the Volga - Sport - Arena Ice Palace.


More than 3,000 people from Russia and other countries, including heads of federal and regional government bodies, leaders of world sports, as well as representatives of the Olympic movement, international and Russian sporting organizations, academic and business communities, will attend the forum. The list of participant will include Olga Golodets (Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation), Sergey Morozov (Governor of the Ulyanovsk region),  Pavel Kolobkov (Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation), Natalya Parshikova (State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation), Gulnaz Kadyrov (Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation), Mikhail Degtyarev (Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Physical Education, Sport, Tourism and Youth Affairs), and Vladimir Salnikov (president of the All-Russian Swimming Federation).

The forum's programme includes a plenary session, debates, roundtable discussions, and signature of agreements on co-operation and collaboration in the field of physical education and sport development. In total, there will be about 30 official activities within the business programme. Key issues, which will be discussed during the forum, include development of the all-Russian sports complex "Ready for Labor and Defense" (GTO), improvement of relations with international organizations, and designing a draft strategy for  physical education and sport development in the Russian Federation until 2024. Representatives of the country's sports higher education facilities will share practices and techniques to extend prime working years of citizens and to promote a healthy lifestyle, as well as some insights regarding the use of modern methods of individual training that can be used by the population.

An exhibition "Modern sport. Innovations and Prospects" will take place within the forum. With assistance of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, manufacturers of sports goods and equipment will present their products for educational institutions, sports schools, open public space, sport games and popular sport. The programme will also include an exhibition project of the State Museum of Sport called "The Country of Heroes".

During the forum, sports and entertaining venues will be available for all guests and residents of the Ulyanovsk region. Everyone will be able to participate in a military and sports game "Zarnitsa", a programme "Zdorovym byt – zdorovo!" (It is great to be healthy!), a chess festival "Belyj Kon" (White Knight), a Skalodrom platform, sports quizzes, morning exercises with sport stars, and five-a-side football, basketball and other sports competitions.

The forum is held in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation and for development of physical education and sport, promotion of a healthy lifestyle and improvement of the international sports relations. The Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Ulyanovsk region and ANO "Ulkongress" manage forum preparations. To learn more about the event programme, visit the official website: (29.09.2018) .pdf