Irkutsk welcomes WorldSkills Flag
The WorldSkills Flag has been finishing its journey along the Russian regions. On 30 April 2019, Irkutsk hosted the Flag. It visited the Kirov square, Angara riverside, and travelled along the Alexander the Third Monument. The Flag was carried to the Chersky Stone. On 15 May 2019, the Flag will be hosted by Saint Petersburg and continue its journey throughout the Republic of Tatarstan.
The Russian leg of the WorldSkills Flag Relay started in August 2018 at the Final of the 6th National Competition “Young Professionals” (WorldSkills Russia) in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. It will travel across 24 regions of the Russian Federation. The Russian leg of the WorldSkills Flag Relay will take place during the corporate and industrial competitions involving all centers of federal districts. The Flag will visit all leading industrial regions and large-scale enterprises of the Russian Federation, and then the Republic of Tatarstan will host it. The Relay is expected to culminate in Kazan on the day of the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Opening Ceremony.
The Flag Relay started in 2017 when the WorldSkills Flag was handed to Kazan, the next WorldSkills host city, during the Closing Ceremony of the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The flag arrived in Sochi, Russia the next day. In December 2017, it was launched into space and kept on board of the International Space Station for more than two months, before returning at the end of February 2018. After the start of the international leg of the Relay in Madrid, the flag took a journey across 20 countries that previously hosted the WorldSkills Competition.
The Flag visited Germany, Netherlands, USA, Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Finland, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain, Austria, Brazil, and Japan. The flag arrived in Russia from Chinese Taipei, where it was honored at the 48th WorldSkills Competition. In each country, the logPress Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizeros of the competitions that took place there were put on the flag.
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