Vladimir Putin visited the Platinum Arena Krasnoyarsk sports and entertainment complex, where he attended the signing ceremony for a strategic partnership agreement between Norilsk Nickel and Russian Platinum.
The President toured an ice rink and was photographed with hockey players who were training there, and later met with FC Totem junior team.
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FC Totem was established in 2003 and has over 100 players of different ages, including children and graduates of Krasnoyarsk Orphanage No 1. The FC Totem junior team has won several local, regional, national and international football and futsal tournaments. Several times since 2011, the team has been among the winners of the World Cup championships among children from orphanages and boarding schools, held in Warsaw.
Platinum Arena Krasnoyarsk will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2019 Winter Universiade and the figure skating competition. The complex also includes rooms for choreography and strength training, facilities for athletes, referees, coaches, as well as medical and administrative offices. A distinctive feature of the building is its versatility. Thanks to innovative construction technologies, the sports complex can be transformed into a concert hall or a spacious exhibition venue in just a few hours.