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Nizhny Novgorod governor meets winner of World Orienteering Championships

Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev met with Svetlana Mironova, a resident of Nizhny Novgorod, who became the first Russian female to have won the World Orienteering Championships.

"This year, the world championship was held in Italy. A record number of countries took part in the event - more than 50, almost from all continents. The competitions were held in four categories: sprint, middle distance, long distance and relay. The track was technically difficult - mountainous terrain, almost 1,500 meters above the sea level. As a result, I won on the long distance (12 km), having run it in 1 hour 19 minutes," said Svetlana Mironova.

Valery Shantsev congratulated Svetlana and her coach and presented them with commemorative souvenirs - a hand-made tea set and a shawl. Th athlete gave the governor a compass and the map of the Kremlin and Green City.

"I was very pleased to meet Svetlana! - the governor shared his impressions after the meeting. - This is the first time, when a Russian athlete wins a gold medal at the World Orienteering Championships, beating more famous athletes from Sweden. One of the Swedes, Svetlana said, "had a handful of silver medals and was hoping for gold, and the other one was already a champion." 

As Valery Shantsev noted, sports movement has been gaining momentum in the Nizhny Novgorod region. In 2013, the region's athletes won a total of 177 medals, including 68 gold ones. As many as 128 Nizhny Novgorod residents defend the honor of the country competing for national teams.

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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