The stadium Kazan-Arena hosted the closing ceremony of the XXVII World Summer Universiade.

The closing ceremony of the XXVII World Summer Universiade was held in Kazan. It was no less grand than the opening ceremony. 45 thousand direct witnesses and millions of television viewers watch this historic event.


The final story was devoted to Russia - the mistress of the 2013 Universiade and the main characters of the past 12 days - athletes. Each episode of performance discovered various topics that are relevant to young people. If, during the opening ceremony, the field in the middle of the stadium was filled with water that for the closing ceremony the pool was drained and turned into a huge dance floor for three thousand volunteers of Universiade 2013.

Pskov Krom

Pskov Krom (Kremlin)

Pskov Krom (Kremlin) is a historical and architectural center of Pskov. It is located on a narrow and high promontory where the Pskova River flows into the Velikaya River. It occupies an area of 3 hectares. The initial settlement dates back to the first millennium. In X-XII century there were here earthen and possibly stone strengthen and wooden Trinity Cathedral. During the period of the Pskov Republic (XIV - beginning of XVI century), the Kremlin with its cathedral, Veche area and Krom stands was the spiritual, legal, and administrative center of Pskov land.

The Kremlin area is enclosed by stone walls with platforms covering with wooden roof of 6-8 m high and a thickness of 2.5 m to 6.0 m. The length of the eastern wall of the Kremlin is 435 m; west - 345 m. The length of the southern wall is 88 m

Pskov Trinity Cathedral

Pskov Trinity Cathedral

Pskov Trinity Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox Church located on the territory of Pskov. This church is a historical gem of a town. Trinity Cathedral is located in the town's Kremlin. Next to it a few religious buildings were erected, which generally make up the architectural complex. The construction of the Trinity Cathedral lasted for over 17 years in the late 17th century.

Church of the Resurrection with Stadisch

Pskov Church of the Resurrection with Stadisch

Pskov Church of the Resurrection with Stadisch - it's white stone Orthodox church. Church of the Resurrection with Stadisch - it's a great building by size and by area that holds inside its walls very interesting and fascinating history. In the early 21st century, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation has allocated money for restoration work to improve the building's facade.

Since ancient times, Pskov has been one of the spiritual centers of Russia, the center of the unique monuments of ancient Russian architecture. The city has always been famous for its good-neighborly relations: there were important trade routes, crafts were developed actively, and an extensive international trade was conducted, including the cities of the Hanseatic League. Today Pskov is one of the most beautiful, dynamic Russian cities.


The most remarkable part of the architectural heritage of Pskov is ancient churches, whitewashed, single-headed with characteristic belfries and porches. These features sharply distinguish them from other monuments of Russian architecture of the time, which makes it possible to speak of Pskov architectural style.

Gatchina - this is one of the many villages in the north-west Russia, the emergence and flourishing of which are directly linked with the great Peter's transformation on these ancient Russian lands, and most of all - with the construction of St. Petersburg. Gatchina is famous for its palaces and parks, which were included in one of the most perfect works of architecture and landscape art.

For over a century, from 1760's to 1860's, there was laid out and perfected the complex of landscape parks, which lie around the lakes and ponds, romantic castle-palace, pavilions, bridges and terraces were elevated. Architects A. Rinaldi, Brenna, A. Zakharov, N. Lvov, Voronihin, A. Stackenschneider, R. Kuzmin, like passing the baton were able to develop the initial idea, and with all the changes of architectural styles to achieve remarkable unity of art the integrity of the overall experience.


In Kazan, the opening of the XXVII World Summer Universiade took place that promises to be one of the biggest one in modern history.

Say what you like, but Russia is a generous soul: Russian likes to do everything on a large scale and in a big way, and the Universiade in Kazan has proved the same. The scale of the action is comparable to the Olympic Games. However, the organizers call it so, or nearly so - the dress rehearsal. Here, there is the first national team staff, which includes 25 Olympic champions, 105 distinguished masters, 313 masters of sports of international class, and almost the Olympic flame, which was delivered by 54 torchbearers, and ambitious slogan: "You are the world." It seems, indeed Kazan is going to become a world center in the coming weeks. 13,000 accredited participants and broadcast talk about it, which will be translated in 105 countries around the world.

The opening ceremony of the Universiade 2013

The Russian team came in Kazan solely for the victory - it is this task was given to the federations. It becomes a large sporting event in the country's history from the time of the Olympics-80. As for the Soviet Union and Russia, the Universiade has always been an important event, which at the time was attended by such famous athletes as Larisa Latynina, Valery Brumel, Valery Skvortsov, and Tamara Press. At this moment, XXVII World Summer Universiade breaking records on the number, as entertainment and beauty as well.

The town was first mentioned in chronicles in the year 1238 and it was called Galich Mersky. By Galich the city was named in the honor of the eponymous town of Kievan Rus' (it is territory of present-day western Ukraine), and to avoid confusion, it was added the adjective to its name with the name of the tribe of the Finno-Ugric group Merya that inhabited these places. There is a belief that the city existed before and even had the powerful earth walls, dating from the late 12th century. They settled east of the modern city center, the so-called settlement Baltchug (in translation from the Tatar - dirt, wasteland).


In the 13th century Galich became the capital of the principality, and the first Prince was Constantine, brother of Alexander Nevsky.

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