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Sevastopol: Pyotr Naumov came in

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October 17, 2014 in Sevastopol completed an unprecedented long-range single marathon of known Yakut runner, supporter of extremal sports, visually impaired Pyotr Naumov. He visited cities-heroes and cities of military glory of Russia, having dedicated his marathon to the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory and the memory of the Yakut soldiers, who died on Lake Ilmen in 1943.The length of the route, including the cities of St. Petersburg, VelikyNovgorod, Rzhev, Tula, Moscow, Novorossiysk, Kerch, Sevastopol was about 4000 km.

Pyotr Naumov ran through the arch on the Victory Avenue and triumphantly finished in the city of Sevastopol on the Nakhimov Square, where he held a ceremony of commemoration in memory of fallen soldiers.The meeting with Pyotr Naumov was attended by Vice-Governor of the city of Sevastopol Evgeny Dubovik, veterans' organizations, the public and townspeople.CEO of the Media Group "Sitim" Maria Khristoforova and well-known sports journalist Vasily Poselsky, both from Yakutia, greeted Pyotr Naumov as well.The Media Group "Sitim" from the very beginning supported the initiative of Pyotr Naumov, not only helped to highlight and support, but coordinated and organized meetings in cities along the route.

Director of travel agency "Kandahar-Crimea" Boris Zelinsky - representative of Yakutia in the Crimea and Sevastopol – welcomed Pyotr Naumov to "Poltava Crimea" health resort.

Necessary to say that this great race was held as a popular initiative.People of Yakutia organized fundraising to help Pyotr Naumov. The organizers thank the administration of the Namsky ulus, DeputyPrime Minister of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Alexander Solovyov, Deputy Minister of Federal Affairs and External Relations of Sakha (Yakutia) Mikhail Kulikov for the great help and support.

October 24 on arrival in Moscow it is planned to organize a meeting of Pyotr Naumov with the public and veterans organizations of Moscow at the Permanent Mission of Yakutia.

Andrey Shilov