KAZAN, September 30 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev on Friday sets off for a two-day trip to Russia’s republic of Tatarstan to inspect its readiness to the Universiade-2013 in terms of security.
The Russian interior minister will meet with president of the republic Rustam Minnikhanov, the press service of Tatarstan’s interior ministry said.
The minister will inspect a number of newly-commissioned sports facilities, such as stadiums, covered skating rinks and swimming pools, as well as metro stations, parking lots and other urban infrastructure facilities under construction. Later in the day, Nurgaliyev will meet with Tatarstan’s police officers.
Also on Nurgaliyev’s agenda is a friendly ice hockey match between teams from the federal and Tatar interior ministries. The team leaders will be Nurgaliyev himself and Rustam Minnikhanov.
On Saturday, the minister will meet with best athletes from Tatarstan’s interior ministry to present them awards for success achieved at the world police games that were held in New York in September.
Policemen and fire fighters from more than 100 countries competed in such disciplines as shooting, field athletics, volleyball, hockey, mini football, and other Olympic sports. Tatarstan’s teams won gold medals in ice hockey and volleyball. Apart from that, more than 70 Russian policemen and fire fighters won silver and bronze medals.