The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has promised if possible to visit a section of martial arts Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov, with the pupils which met on Wednesday, January 25. About it reports “Interfax”.
“If possible, I and my friends really like anything coming in, including those who are the founders of this wonderful sport,” said Putin.
He said that he maintains contact with the judokas from Japan. In particular, a famous athlete, Yasuhiro Yamashita, the President agreed to coincide with the Eastern economic forum (twice held in Vladivostok — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) judo tournament.
Earlier Wednesday it was reported that Putin at the meeting with students of Moscow state University sang a guitar song “Fourteen minutes to start” (“Tucked into the tablet space maps”).
January 12, during a meeting with the former head of Adygea Aslan Tkhakushinov, Putin admitted that the practice of martial arts help him to sustain a high work rate.
Putin is engaged in martial arts since age 11, is a master of sports in judo and Sambo. In September 2006 he became honorary President of the European judo Union, and in 2010 was awarded an honorary diploma “Doctor in judo” South Korean University ENIN. Also in November 2014 the Russian President has received an eighth Dan Kyokushin-Kan karate. He also enjoys Alpine skiing and hockey, but judo Putin called his first love.