4  May  2016

The opening ceremony of the Russia – SAMBO – United Kingdom exhibition took place today, April 26, in Russia's State Duma. The event coincides with the competitions of the annual President's SAMBO Cup in the UK and other projects of the International SAMBO Federation.

Guests viewed the exhibits before the opening ceremony. Photos were arranged on stands in the style of famous British architectural monuments tracing the history of the President's SAMBO Cup in the UK and other joint Russian-British projects. These include a meeting at Kensington Palace on the 75th anniversary of SAMBO, a performance by sambists in the style of James Bond, a meeting of Russian and British war veterans, and other events. The Challenge Cup itself was in the place of honor at the exhibition. Guests wanting a glimpse of the future had an opportunity to take photos in a special stand in cutout of a Scotsman in a kilt and SAMBO jacket. The third President's SAMBO Cup will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland this September.

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Russia - Sambo - Great Britain exhibition at the Russian State Duma