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Interfaith ice hockey tournament to be held in Tatarstan

Kazan, February 15, 2021

The all-Russian ice hockey tournament for the “Friendship Cup – Duslyk” Raifa 2021 is to be held in Tatarstan on February 20 and 21 for the first time in the history, the press office of Muslim Religious Administration of Tatarstan reports.

The competitions are planned to be held on two fields: the Kazan Ice Sports Palace “Basco” and in the open air among a reserved forest on a hockey rink installed on Lake Raifa, near the walls of the ancient Raifa God’s Mother Monastery.

The upcoming tournament is aimed at the popularization of hockey among all the sections of the population, as well as the strengthening of peace, friendship and harmony between different confessions in the republic. According to the organizers the sport competition will eventually become a bright event in the life of the Kazan Diocese, Muslim Religious Administration and the whole of Tatarstan. The tournament will be attended by teams from Kazan and Ufa, including players of different religious confessions.

The hockey tournament is the initiative of the Kazan Diocese with the support of Muslim Religious Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Raifsky God’s Mother Monastery, the Tatneft Company, the Hockey Federation of the Republic of Tatarstan, etc.



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