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Russian prime minister to attend World Aquatics Championships closing ceremony

August 09, 2015, 2:48 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Medvedev will also meet his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban

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© Dmitry Astakhov/Russian government's press service/TASS

MOSCOW, August 9 /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will arrive in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan, to attend the closing ceremony of the World Aquatics Championships on Sunday.

Medvedev will also meet his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban.

Medvedev will deliver a speech at the closing ceremony of the XVI World Aquatics Championships, which has been under way in the capital of Tatarstan since July 24, the cabinet of ministers press service said. Neither the USSR nor modern Russia had hosted the FINA World Championships before.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the championships’ opening ceremony in Kazan two weeks ago.

The competitions took place in six disciplines - swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, platform diving and high diving.

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