02 December 2015
On November 30 – December 1, 2015, The Russian Ministry of Sports, the Russian Paralympic Committee and the Russian Federation of Sports for Persons with Physical Disabilities, hosted All-Russian Sports Festival for pupils from special educational sports oriented institutions for young people of 16 and older. It was one of many events being held all around the country within the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. More than 60 participants from the different regions of the Russian Federation such as; Kostroma, Kaluga and Moscow regions, Republic of Kalmykia, competed in boccia, darts, chess and checkers, table tennis. During the Award Ceremony, winners were congratulated by famous Russian Paralympic Champions and medal winners.
The First Vice President of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Pavel Rozhkov, who opened the Award Ceremony, stated that event was an important step oriented to meet the strategic goal of the IPS, toward the development of para-sports all around the world.