Atmanovskiy pugilism (traditional games) was awarded a diploma of the National Award in the field of event tourism “Russian Event Awards – 2015”. The ceremony was held at Korston hotel in Kazan.
"Event tourism is becoming a powerful catalyst for development of touristic potential and promotion of the new routes, as well as bringing them to attention of investors. Analysis of the domestic tourism market shows significant growth of interest in event-related tours. And it is no coincidence, as during such tours the tourist gets more positive emotions,” said Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, while opening the awards ceremony. “This award, established by the professionals of the tourism community, proves to be a success, gaining more and more participants every year. This work is great and necessary."
Experts of the national award in the field of event tourism “Russian Event Awards – 2015" processed 688 projects from 353 settlements of 69 regions of Russia. 104 projects from 36 regions of the country were selected as finalists. Regional stages of the award were held in the federal districts with the finals in St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Tolyatti, Yaroslavl, Rostov-on-Don.
Traditional games Atmanovskiy pugilism became the best project in the Central Federal District in the nomination "The best event for the promotion of folk traditions and crafts", and received the highest award of the regional stage in Yaroslavl, earning a ticket to the final award in Kazan.
According to one of the initiators of the Atmanovskiy pugilism project – Mikhail Semenov, Head of the Tambov Society of Local History Amateurs, "In the five years of its existence, Atmanovskiy pugilism (traditional games revived) rose from a regional event to a large all-Russian project. Today it has become not only a brand, symbolizing the indomitable spirit and strength of our ancestors, but also an event changing the environment and consciousness. Today the society has a great need for that, and by virtue of that we attract people from all over the country. Diploma of the Prize is an award for the promotion of traditional values that are preserved in the Tambov region."