22 - 27 August 2019

Flag Relay

After making its way from Abu Dhabi (UAE) to Sochi (Russia), the WorldSkills Flag continues its journey towards the 45th WorldSkills Competition 2019 in Kazan.

International leg: 20 countries
Russian leg: 24 federal subjects
Tatarstan leg: 45 municipalities

During the Closing Ceremony of the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi (UAE), the WorldSkills Flag was handed over to Russia, the next host nation, and Kazan, the next host city of WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

His Excellency Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, Director General of ACTVET, and Ali Al Marzouqi, CEO, WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 handed over the WorldSkills Flag to representatives of WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

Present at the WorldSkills Flag Handover Ceremony on behalf of the Russian Federation were Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for the 45th WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Olga Golodets, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, Director General of WorldSkills Russia, Robert Urazov, Mayor of Kazan, Ilsur Metshin, and Director General of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM), Alexey Likhachev.