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Putin Arrives In Kazan To View Universiade

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Kazan, Tatarstan, to watch some events at the Universiade sports event.

Russian news agencies said Putin would attend some sports events at the Universiade on the evening of July 12 without specifying which disciplines he would be watching.

Putin is known to regularly attend wrestling and particularly martial arts matches. He himself is a student of judo.

Putin was also expected to tour some of the sports facilities constructed for the games.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax