Weaknesses of the strong
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In times of Stalin and Khruschev football was sport number one, and the Soviet football players
After disintegration of Soviet Union sports tastes of the state heads dramatically changed. The first president of Russia Boris Yeltsin, being the master of sports of the USSR in volleyball, unexpectedly became keen on tennis. The result did not keep us waiting: from the beginning of 2000 Russian sportsmen began to win prestigious international tournaments.
After Yeltsin came the master of sports in judo, actively fond of mountain skiing, Vladimir Putin. Soon, as one would expect, mountain skiing was mastered by many representatives of political elite of the country.
Present president Dmitry Medvedev went in for weightlifting and rowing in his youth. Now Medvedev is fond of yoga: «I can even stand on my head».
Sports pantophagy of establishment.
Active football fans in modern political elite of Russia are the
In a football team «Rosich» with captain Zhukov also play: the assistant to the president Arcady Dvorkovich, the Minister for Emergency Measures of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoygu, Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, the Minister for Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism Vitaly Mutko, the chairman of the commission of the Federation Council for physical training, sports and development of the Olympic movement Vyacheslav Fetisov. Minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin is notable for his sports «pantophagy» he likes to swim, play basketball, hockey, football and tennis. In winterprefers to spend spare time on Austrian mounting skiing resorts.
There they play.
Sports predilections of governors are often defined by specificity of sports development in region.
The governor of the Novosibirsk region Victor Tolokonsky is fond of basketball. He used sports even
Sports hobbies of foreign leaders
Jacques Chirac sumo. If Jacques Chirac were not the politician, he would be the sumo wrestler.
Hugo Chavez baseball. Contrary to a popular belief, Hugo Chavez went to army not because of political career or education. He made it to realize his sport ambitions in baseball. Cherished dream of the future president of Venezuela was to play for San Francisco Giants team.
King Abdutta II adrenaline. The king of Jordan Abdulla II is the qualified diver, he used to fly on assault helicopters Cobra, made set of parachute jumps and regularly participates in motorcycle races. Once he became the rally champion of Jordan, and, frequently, participating in races, puts on his lucky
What kinds of sports did first persons of Russia go in for?
Ivan the Terrible spent mane days hunting.Peter I since childhood played lapta and gorodki, loved billiards, which he learnt in Holland. Nikolay II was brought up in English manner: sport gymnastics,
Young Lenin was made
Author: Irina Rodina