Governor Morozov told President Putin about future sports infrastructure development in the Ulyanovsk Region
The Head of State visited the region's exhibition stand at the International Forum "Russia – Country of Sports" on 10 October.
Sergey Morozov told the President about measures that are taken in the Ulyanovsk region to promote sport and a healthy lifestyle.
“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich! We have no doubts that we will complete your objective to ensure maximum involvement of the region's residents in regular exercise. There are all the necessary prerequisites for that. We actively develop modern sport infrastructure. This includes participation in federal programmes, programmes created by the United Russia party, "500 Swimming Pools" ("500 Bassejnov"), and "Construction of Sports and Recreation Centers". Since 2010, we have been also actively using mechanisms of public-private partnership. The region has constructed the largest in Europe indoor go-kart track, an ice palace "Volga-Sport-Arena", a field-and-track stadium "Spartak", a ski resort and a biathlon center "Zarya". Just yesterday we opened a sport complex "Akademiya Futbola" (Soccer Academy) for children. It was constructed in a relatively short time by the private sector thanks to PPP mechanisms. For our region, it is a unique sports facility with elaborate infrastructure. The building has fields that are available even during the cold season, modern training gear, exercise machines and equipment”, - Sergey Morozov said.
The Governor noted that the Ulyanovsk region implements a cluster approach to make sports facilities available.
The head thanked the President of the Russian Federation for the FIFA World Cup.
"This was a very memorable event both for the Ulyanovsk region and the whole country – the region welcomed more than 50 thousand fans from 25 countries. There were a fan zone and a lot of various activities. The repaired Central Stadium "Trud" built in the name of Lev Ivanovich Yashin will be our memento from the World Cup. I would like to mention that we together with the Russian Football Union were the first in the country to respond to your assignment for creation of Regional Football Training Centers", - Sergey Morozov noted.
Vladimir Putin praised the quality of combat sports uniforms made in Ulyanovsk, which were demonstrated at the stand.