Young parishioners of St Sergius of Radonezh participate in the Third Youth Sports Festival for Russian expatriates living abroad

The Third Youth Sports Festival for Russian expatriates living abroad was held in Moscow from 23 to 29 August 2010. The event was organized by the International Council of Russian Expatriates and the local government body of Moscow, with the support of the Government Commission for expatriates abroad and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A group of young Russian expatriate parishioners of St Sergius represented both our church and South Africa at the games. At various sports venues of the capital, the young expatriates competed in table tennis, chess, athletics, wrestling, mini-football and volleyball.

About 800 boys and girls in total, aged from 13 to 17 years and representing a total of 52 countries, participated in the Festival in Moscow.

In addition to sport, the young participants also attended cultural events, such as tours of the Kremlin, visiting the capital’s local museums and churches, as well as a guided cruise on the Moscow river.