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MOSCOW, October 24 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian state-run news agency ITAR-TASS and the Russian Football Union have signed an agreement on cooperation. President of the Russian Football Union Nikolai Tolstykh and ITAR-TASS Director General Sergei Mikhailov signed the document. After the signing ceremony Tolstykh and Mikhailov had talks on the prospects for the development of Russia’s football.
Under the agreement, ITAR-TASS assumed the commitment to help the Russian Football Union to provide the information support for the events, which are held under the aegis of the organization. Tolstykh noted the importance for the coverage of not only the events, which are related with the Russian main national team, which is given a close attention, but also the competitions involving women’s, under-21 and other youth football national teams. Mikhailov and Tolstykh also discussed the development of football in Russian regions, the improvement of the work of referees and the training of young football players.