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IWAS Executive Board Meeting in Moscow

01 January 1970
On April 26, 2012 In the Conference Hall of the Russian Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy ceremonial opening of Plenary Session of Executive Committee of Wheelchair and Amputees was held{nl} {nl}All participants were welcomed with greetings from President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Mr. Vladimir Lukin, Deputy Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy Mr. Sergei Kolobkov, Chairman of the Executive Board, the First Vice-President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Mr. Pavel Rozhkov, President of the Russian Sports Federation for Persons with Physical Disabilities Mr. Lev Seleznev, President of IWAS Mr. Paul De Pace, IWAS Secretary General Ms. Maura Strange, as well famous Paralympic athletes . thirteen-times Paralympic champion , the Russian Federation State Duma Deputy Ms. Rima Batalova, Table Tennis World Champion , the Russian Federation State Duma Deputy Mr. Sergey Poddybnyy, European Bronze Medalist for Wheelchair Fencing , member of the International Wheelchair Fencing Committee Ms. Kseniya Ovsyannikova.{nl}In his welcome speech Mr. Vladimir Lukin especially pointed out that the IWAS is the core of all Paralympic Movement. “You become the one of the most influential forces in the Paralympic Movement on which our success is depending” added the President of the Russian Paralympic Committee.{nl}During his speech Mr. Paul De Pass pointed out the IWAS conducts its meeting in different countries of the world, and he glad that one of its meeting is held in Moscow. “We are closely monitoring the state of affairs of Paralympic movement in every country. We know that in Russia development of Paralympic sport is treated with great affection. We would like to hold our next sporting events together with the The All-Russian Federation of sports for people with physical disabilities”.{nl}The IWAS President Mr. Paul De Pace has honored by the Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of Russian Federation and the Federation of Physical Culture and Sport for Persons with Physical Disabilities he received the memorable gifts of – photo of Russian Paralympic Team at 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing where our athletes demonstrated an outstanding results, also national Russian souvenirs samovar and traditional matryashka doll. Also, every member of IWAS Executive Committee received colorful matryashka dolls as well.{nl} {nl}Marina Tomilova, Vice-President of the Russian NPC, fifth-times Paralympic Champion Andrey Strokin, three-times Paralympic champion Ms. Olga Semenova, the Chairman of Moscow Regional Federation of Sports for Persons with Physical Disabilities Vyacheslav Bocharov, the member of Executive Committee of Sports for Persons with Physical Disabilities and President of the Russian Amputee Football Federation Georgy Lunacharskiy and many others.



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