31.01.2019 — 07.04.2019
The solemn opening of the new exhibition devoted to the 50th anniversary of biathlon competitions named “The Izhevsk Rifle” was held today in the Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex. The anniversary of “The Izhevsk Rifle” is an important event not only for biathletes and firearms designers of Izhevsk Machine-Building Plant, but also for all residents of the Udmurt Republic, which is famous for its top quality weapons and talented biathletes.
The special guests of the solemn ceremony were Vladimir Solovyev, the Minister of Culture of the Udmurt Republic, Anton Samoylov, the Head of the Department of Sports Development of the Ministry of Physical Culture, Sports and Youth Policy, Ivan Deryushev, the veteran of Izhevsk Machine-Building Plant, Vladimir Susloparov, the constructor of sporting rifles, Ivan Cherezov, the Head of the Biathlon Federation of the Udmurt Republic, veterans and students of sports schools.
In her welcoming speech Olga Minervina, the director of the Kalashnikov Museum, stressed the fact that the new exhibition devoted to the famous biathlon competitions is the result of the joint work of several ministries, veterans of firearms construction and biathletes.