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MOSCOW, May 12 (Itar-Tass) - The “Moscow- Minsk-Berlin-Munich-Ingolstadt” car run under the motto “Youth for Innovative Future” will start in the Russian capital on Sunday. The action will be held as part of the Days of Moscow in Bavaria festival on May 12-19, 2013.
Official celebrations of the Days of Moscow in Bavaria, in which Russian and German officials will take part, will be held in the German cities of Munich, Nuremberg and Ingolstadt in the federal land of Bavaria on May 15-17, the Moscow department for foreign economic relations said.
Moscow youth activists, participants in the car run, will go on a tour of European cities, which are in the vanguard of technological progress in various spheres of contemporary society. The car run is designed to develop international youth ties in the field of innovative technologies and social policy and work with young scientists and inventors.
The young people will have to cover 6,500 kilometers. They will set off on M-1 highway. Local activists will join the Muscovites near Smolensk. Then the route will run via the territory of Belarus through major economic and industrial centers such as Minsk, Borisov and the biggest free economic zone of Brest.
After crossing the Belarusian-Polish border, the car convoy will head for Berlin via Warsaw past modern sport facilities erected specially for the 2012 European Football Championship.
In Berlin, the participants in the car run will attend the “iico” Internet - Congress, the biggest in Europe, which annually attracts representatives of Internet marketing, IT and corporate communications.
Furthermore, the participants in the program will head for the city of Munich, in southern Germany, where the young people will get acquainted with the latest achievements in IT technologies.
The next stop will be Ingolstadt, a home to the Audi AG car-making company. A roundtable meeting on problems of innovation will be held jointly with local youth and members of the Ingolstadt scientific community.
Last, year, a similar Moscow-Paris car run was devoted to the 1812 Patriotic War against Napoleon. The route ran on the Old Smolenskaya Highway.