Alexander Lebed
Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

On behalf of the Territory inhabitants and myself it is an honour for me to greet the participants and guests on the occasion of the sports festival - the World Youth Sambo Championship.

Krasnoyarsk Territory is known to be an incredibly rich one. But the main treasure is its people whose energy, brain power, beauty and love to their homeland makes our region attractive to the visitors.

Krasnoyarsk is a city of famous historical places, huge industrial complexes and very special people. It is a city where history and modern life are tightly knit. It is a city which looks to the future.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to the International Sambo Federation for its trust in conducting the World Youth Sambo Championship in the city of Krasnoyarsk. I am sure it will be successful and I would like the participants and guests of the World Youth Championship in Sambo to make the closer acquaintance with our beautiful and unique territory, to gain high sporting results on the mats. Good luck!