Masters World Cup 2015 is opened!

In the evening on March 13 in Syktyvkar held the official opening ceremony of the World Cup cross-country skiing masters. The Head of the Komi Republic Vyacheslav Gaiser and general secretary of WMA (World Masters Association) Dieter Heckmann opened the most important competition in 2015. “We are honour to take on the hospitable land of […]

Museum of Olympic champion Raisa Smetanina

Raisa Smetanina was a member of the Soviet Union team in cross country skiing for 20 years. She participated in five Olympic Games, with each returning with medals of the highest order. On her account – 10 Olympic medals (including four gold), 16 World Championships medals (7 gold), 50 medals of the USSR championships (21 […]

History of Skiing sport of Komi Republic

With its world fame, victories and heroes, skiing has special significance for the Republic of Komi. The Republic is a training ground for top class athletes: World and Olympic champions. In Komi, a modern infrastructure has been developed to hold national and international ski competitions. The USSR Cross-country Ski Championships were held in Syktyvkar, first […]