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The head of Bashkortostan urged to cut funding for professional sports

The Head Of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov

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UFA, February 16. /Offset. TASS nail Shachmaliev/. The head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov urged to limit the financing of professional sport, however, will be increased support for grassroots sport in the region. He stated that the Ministry of youth policy and sports of the Republic.

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“We went in for sports of the highest achievements, the creation of large professional clubs and have another look from the point of view of financial. Because the leaders of these clubs – whether it’s football, hockey or skiing – I ask only one thing – money and more of other conversations there. All right, enough! Such conversations will no longer be channeled into professional sports is huge money, for these resources we could have the whole country to build Palaces of sports,” he said .

Khamitov said that the financing of professional teams in the region, “the account goes on billions roubles,” and there is “an enormous difference with the Finance that was allocated for the mass sport”.

“It is clear that elite sport is associated with mass, it is communicating vessels, one without the other can not exist. But today we have developed a certain bias. Need to pay more attention and allocate resources to mass sports. The more intolerant when huge amounts of money directed to the purchase of imported stars, the invitation of foreign specialists”, – concluded the head of Bashkortostan.

Khamitov recalled that at the end of last year by the State Council on development of sports, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to increase funding of sports and physical education by reducing cost regions and companies with state participation on professional sports. According to the head of Bashkiria, on the population coverage of mass sports Republic is on the 45th place in the country for the training of sports reserve – 58-M. in high performance sport – in eighth place, material and technical base of sports in the seventh.

The most famous professional clubs in Bashkortostan are the hockey team of the Continental hockey League “Salavat Yulaev” and the club of the Russian football Premier League “Ufa”.

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