10 November 2018. Kazan welcomes the 2019 Winter Universiade Torch Relay which is expected to start at 10:30 near the Palace of Farmers (36 Fedoseevskaya Street).
The total length of the route in Kazan is 2500m. 25 torchbearers will carry the torch along the streets of the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and run past famous city sights: Resurrection Tower, Syuyumbike Tower, Annunciation Cathedral, Kul-Sharif Mosque, Natural History Museum of Tatarstan, National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan, National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The leg of the Universiade Torch Relay will finish at 11:50 near the main building of Kazan Federal University (18 Kremlevskaya St.), where the final celebration will take place. The flame cauldron lighting will become the climax of the ceremony.
From Kazan, the 2019 Winter Universiade Torch will travel to Yekaterinburg, where the next leg of the Relay will be held on 17 November.
It is to be recalled that the Universiade Torch Relay started on 20 September in Turin (Italy), where the 2019 Winter Universiade flame lighting ceremony took place. During the international leg, torchbearers ran through the streets of Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan) and Harbin (China). The Universiade Torch has already visited Moscow, Kaliningrad, Simferopol, Rostov-on-Don, Stavropol, and Grozny in the territory of Russia. In total, the route of the federal leg of the Torch Relay includes 30 major Russian cities. The 2019 Winter Universiade Torch will finish its long journey on 1 March 2019 in Krasnoyarsk.
The 2019 Winter Universiade Torch Relay is carried out with the support of Norilsk Nickel mining and smelting company, and Siberian Wellness (Siberian Health International Corporation).
Norilsk Nickel (Norilsk Nickel PAO GMK) is a global leading mining and smelting company, world’s largest producer of high-grade nickel and palladium. Norilsk Nickel has fully supported Russian sports for a long time. The company is a general partner of the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, partner of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), Russian Olympic Committee and Russian Olympic team, Russian national football team and Russian Football Union, Russian Association of mini-soccer and All-Russian project “Mini-Football at School – the Polar Region”, Night Hockey League and League of World Hockey Legends, Russian Curling Federation and Arctic Curling Cup in Dudinka. In addition, Norilsk Nickel has their own professional basketball club CSKA and Norilsk Nickel mini-soccer club.
Siberian Wellness / Siberian Health International Corporation is an official sponsor of the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk in the “Fortified Food” category. Siberian Wellness has been producing innovative products for sports, beauty and health for 22 years. Natural vitamin complexes and sport food manufactured by Siberian Wellness are known in 65 countries. They offer environmentally friendly and natural solutions from the very heart of Siberia!
Honorary ambassadors of the Corporation earned the right to carry the 2019 Winter Universiade Torch in various cities of the country.
Media Department of Directorate for Sports and Social Projects