14-15 SEPTEMBER 2017 Irkutsk

within the framework of the Baikal International Ecological Water Forum

Date of publication: 25.08.2017г.

They are to discuss acute problems that require specific solutions for the lake Baikal and the Baikal natural territory preservation. It is for the business program that includes more than 20 different events. Moreover, the organizers will offer visiting other forum events – exhibition, business games, technology competition, and cultural programme.

One of the most significant events of the Forum will be a charity basketball match. It is organized by the charity Fund "STEP TOGETHER": a group of like-minded people who care about lives and sufferings of the others created it. The founder of the Fund is a Soviet and Russian theatre and film actor, film director, singer, screenwriter and producer, honored artist of Russia Gosha Kutsenko. The Foundation renders assistance to children suffering from cerebral palsy.

Charity matches organization is one of the directions of the Fund. Two teams from Moscow and Irkutsk will meet at the stadium "Trud" by the end of the Forum’s first day on September 14. The initiative of the organization of the event was supported by the special representative of the President on the issues of environmental protection activities, ecology and transport Sergei Ivanov.

Celebrities, including actor Vitali Abdulov, world Boxing champion Grigory Drozd, actor Anatoly Rudenko, Honored master of sports, coach of the national basketball team of Russia Evgeny Pashutin and others, are ready to show their involvement in public life, social problems of children who need treatment and social adaptation by their personal examples.

The first persons of the Irkutsk region Government confirmed their presence at the match – officials, ministers, members of the Legislative Assembly, as well as the direction of the Bank "Vostok", athletes and artists. In particular, S. Levchenko, the Governor of the Irkutsk region; V. Dorofeev, the Deputy Governor of the Irkutsk region; I. Reznik, the Minister of sports of the Irkutsk region; V. Sukhoruchenko, the Minister of property relations; S. Shaverda, the Minister of forest complex of the Irkutsk region; A. Krasnoshtanov, the member of the Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk region; P. Akulov, regional Director of the Bank "Vostok" in the Irkutsk region; G. Gushchin, the Honored artist of Russia and director of the Irkutsk drama theatre; A. Zubkov, twice Olympic champion and others will visit the basketball game.

All collected donations will be sent to provide targeted assistance for children with cerebral palsy.

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