Rus News Journal

In July, 2003 in cities of the Volga region will pass " a press Marathon "

the Russian volunteer society/ VDO/ " Sports Russia " will organise in July, 2003 " a press Marathon " on cities of the Volga region.

as the first vice-president of the Olympic committee of Russia/ OKR/ Valery Kuzin has informed on Thursday at a MTG in Club of sports journalists of Russia, participants of a marathon will float by the steam-ship on 10 cities. The action starts in Moscow on June, 1st, will pass through Yaroslavl, Cheboksary, Kazan, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Saratov, Nizhni Novgorod, Kostroma and will return to Moscow on June, 26th.

according to the chairman of main board VDO " Sports Russia " Alexander Vatagina, during parking in cities of the Volga region the films propagandising a healthy way of life will be shown, and also exhibitions - sales of the sports press, book and a video production are organised.

According to organizers of the action, she will allow to develop the closest relations W the Russian regions.

in plans of organizers of the action - carrying out of information automobile race on the south of Russia/ September - October, 2003/ and railway cruise over the Trans-Siberian Railway/ 4 - yj quarter 2003/.

Now regional branches " Sports Russia " operate in 72 subjects of Federation. During the current year " Sports Russia " together with Goskomsportom of the Russian Federation is going to spend 18 All-Russia competitions and tournaments W total number of participants more than 1 million persons.