In Yekaterinburg, the stadium "Locomotive" on Saturday July 2 began the Federal Sabantuy - 2011, which was attended by more than 1.5 thousand visitors from 60 regions of Russia. This year, the Federal Sabantuy confined to two memorable dates - the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space and the 125th anniversary of the great Tatar poet Gabduly Tukai.
The official opening ceremony of the festival was attended by Governor of the Sverdlovsk region, Alexander Misharin, the head of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan Minnikhanov and Rustem Khamitov. "In celebration Sabantui these days in Yekaterinburg brought together representatives of several dozen Russian regions. Everyone could learn from the life, culture and taste traditional dishes of the Tatar and Bashkir peoples, Ukrainians, and Udmurt, Mari and the Nenets, Ossetian, and even the Germans "- the department said, noting that Sabantui celebrate today in 55 Russian regions and 22 countries around the world . The official opening ceremony of the festival began with a choreographic composition "Parade of Planets" accompanied by violin ensemble, Ural State Theater stage.
On a holiday competition took place in seven sports.
Key sporting contest became a national holiday belt-wrestling "Koresh." The fight took place in three age groups: boys, men and veterans. The highlight of wrestling, "Koresh" was the fight for the title of absolute batir Sabantui. Absolute batyr Federal Sabantui - 2011 was a fighter from the Republic of Tatarstan Almetyevsk city Galimov Ilyas, who was awarded a car, "Fiat" and traditional sheep, established by Russian Federation of National Wrestling "Tatarcha koresh."