On 3rd February, the opening ceremony of the Russian Student Festival was held at the health and sports centre "Orbita" in the Tuapse region of the Krasnodar Krai. 500 students came to take part in the Marathon from various Russian cities – Moscow, Voronezh, Kaxan, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Yaroslavl, Astrakhan, Maikop, Udmurtia, Stavropol, Saratov, and Petrozavodsk. Voronezh is represented by the VSU team "Doctor of Sciences, Professor Shvarzengold".
During the first day, the participants got to know the premises and learned the details of the programme.
Apart from all the first-day routine, VSU students also took a swim in the Black Sea to make the most awesome photo. The task for the day was to make a selfie with the team captain, the prize being the title of the Student Marathon Captain. Our team got over 350 reposts in the net, which was the best result, and Nikolay Sereda became the Student Marathon Captain.
At the second day opening ceremony, VSU Rector Dmitry Endovitsky gave a welcoming speech and wished everyone good luck. Dmitry Endovitsky wished active young people to rush into the history of the Russian Student Marathon.