ceremony of the XVI FINA World Cup passed with incredible triumph. It is
difficult to overestimate the importance of this success. TV viewers from all
corners of the Earth watched the spectacular show in Kazan. Millions of people
have discovered our city and appreciated the skills of our artists!
captured the imagination of people from all over the planet - and it's not just
an unusual colorful spectacle. The opening ceremony, which was broadcasted at thousands
of channels, increased popularity of Kazan on a global level, caused interest
in the city among the people all over the world. The show has strengthened the
international image of not only the capital of Tatarstan, but of the whole
country. Once again we have proven to our international partners that are able to
carry out the world's largest events on the highest level.
of the opening ceremony is a common victory: a victory of Russia, Tatarstan,
Kazan, and every person who participated in the preparation. A huge team worked
in unison to surprise and delight Kazan residents, guests and TV viewers. On
the way to the important goal each of them did more than it was required of
him, and the result of the joint work has exceeded the most optimistic expectations.
thank our Russian virtuosos, the authors of the show Igor Krutoy and Alexei
Sechenov. They have created a unique concept of the event and were able to
implement bold, incredible ideas. No doubt, their work is worthy of the
applause that the hall exploded after each episode of the show
I want to
say special word of thanks to the artists. Many have noticed that at the
ceremony were our guys from Kazan, Tatarstan. We were able to hold our own
world-class show, and it's better than any words said about the cultural
potential of the republic! Once again we have proved to the world that we are
able to surprise!
Of course, I
want to thank all the volunteers. The guys created a special atmosphere with
their smiles, friendliness and sincere desire to help at the event.
ceremony set the tone for the entire championship. Two weeks of the competition
between the world's best athletes, the closing ceremony of the World Cup, the
World Championships in Aquatics in the category "Masters" are ahead.
We must conduct all activities at a decent level.
confident that the championship will present the most joyful emotions, our residents
will experience a sense of pride of their city again and again, and guests will
love Kazan with all their heart!