Ilsur Metshin joined to the team of volunteers of World Cup 2015
Photo by Denis Gordijko
July 16, Adelia Galieva). Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin became today the part of
a huge team of friendly volunteers of FINA World Cup 2015. The initiation
was held during the meeting with the first volunteer assistants of World Cup in
the Village of athletes.
As the head
of the Department for work with volunteers "Executive Directorate of
sports projects" Anna Zahmatova told, 2,500 people will become volunteer
assistants of the organizing committee during the World Cup in water sports. Of
those, 540 volunteers will arrive to Kazan from Serbia, Hungary, USA,
Kazakhstan, Sweden, Great Britain and other countries, as well as from 20
regions of Russia: Udmurtia, Primorsky Krai, Moscow, Astrakhan region, St. Petersburg,
Volgograd, Krasnoyarsky kray.
Tatarstan volunteers started working first; they have already got bright uniforms
and are ready to go to the positions assigned to them, including the objects of
competitive clusters. Mayor of Kazan met with 60 volunteers - students of the
Kazan institutes, who will work in the FINA Park, as well as team-leaders.
Metshin wished good luck at work to guys and noted that the success of the
championship depends on them. "Volunteers are everywhere, at all events,
but our ones are special! For today you are the flowers of Kazan and of our
championship, "- the Mayor expressed confidence.
Also, the Mayor
asked the guys, what languages do they speak and what requirements they have.
It turned out that the majority of volunteers are polyglots, and have quite
modest dreams - a photo as a souvenir.
At the end
of the meeting the volunteers invited Ilsur Metshin to their team. "Each
volunteer has such a badge that says that he is in the team! We want to
take you in our great friendly team too! "- noted the guys and put the
badge to the lapel of the Mayor’s jacket, initiating him as a volunteer of the