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14/07/2019 19:36
All-Russian Beach Volleyball festival involves hundreds of people in St. Petersburg
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Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 14, 2019. The 20th edition of the annual All-Russian Beach Volleyball Festival ran from July 12 to 14 at the Laskovy beach in the Solnechnoe Township of the Kurortny district of St. Petersburg. The organisers set up as many as 28 courts on the one of the biggest and most beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Finland, and 357 teams participated in the competition, thus accounting for the largest such Beach Volleyball event held in the Russian Federation.

The participants included seniors, amateurs of two different levels in terms of their Volleyball skills and absolute newbies, people with disabilities, as well as representatives of the business world and media.

The Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, Chairman of the Committee of Sports Mr Yuri Avdeev, and the Head of Administration of the Kurortny district of St. Petersburg, Ms Natalia Chechina, addressed the participants during the opening ceremony held on Friday, July 12.



The festival’s activities involved many fans and regular visitors, and the event was a very vibrant and vivid one. All of the participants received t-shirts and those finishing among the top three went home with medals, diplomas and gifts from sponsors, such as Avrora. Moreover, fans and even casual beach visitors could savour tea provided by TESS, the official drink of the festival.

The North-West Volleyball Association and the RIO Beach Volleyball Club (St. Petersburg) organised the event, with the support of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, the All-Russian Volleyball Federation, the Committee of Physical Culture and Sports of St. Petersburg and the Administration of the Kurortny district of St. Petersburg.


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