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Safety and security of the Deaflympics will meet the highest standards

On the threshold of the major international sport competitions the complex drills of the Federal Rescue Service team in cooperation with other field services, involved in safety control of the Deaflympics, are held in Khanty-Mansiysk.

These days police officers of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug together with the Special Purpose Police Unit of Ugra are taking part in the training drill in the Alexander Filipenko Winter Sport Centre.

Yesterday the representatives of the head office of the Federal Rescue Service of Russian Federation have visited Khanty-Mansiysk with an inspection. They have checked the venues of the Deaflympics.

The inspection has visited the alpine skiing complex “Khvoyny Urman”, the culture and entertainment complex “Arena Ugra” and the Tennis Centre. Working meetings were held with the directors of the venues, fire safety systems were checked and personnel of the venues was instructed how to act in an emergency situation.

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It is to be reminded that the special complex drill of the Federal Rescue Service officers in cooperation with other field services was already held in Khanty-Mansiysk. They were liquidating fire in “Olympiyskaya” hotel and evacuating the quests of the hotel. In “Arena Ugra” the ceiling of the complex has collapsed and lifesavers were helping people to get out of the debris. Yesterday the Federal Rescue Service brigades were evacuating people from the funicular of the alpine skiing complex “Khvoyny Urman”.

It was announced that on the day of the Opening Ceremony of the Deaflympics – March’28 – the road police will partially stop the traffic on some streets of Khanty-Mansiysk. These streets will be used for the Deaflympic torch relay.

From 9:00 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. road traffic will be partly stopped on Studencheskaya street (from cross-road with Besnoskova street to cross-road with Stroiteley street), on Stroiteley street (from cross-road with Studencheskaya street to cross-road with Mira street) and on Mira street (from cross-road with Stroiteley street to cross-road with Dzerzhinskogo street).

It is to be reminded that the Winter Deaflympics will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk from March’28 till April’05. 31 medal events will be held in 5 sport disciplines – ice-hockey, snowboard, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and curling. 344 athletes from 27 countries will participate in the Games. The entrance to all competitions of the Deaflympics will be free of charge.

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