135TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF BODYBUILDING IN RUSSIA

The Russian Federation celebrated the 135th anniversary of the foundation of the first bodybuilding and fitness club, in the city of Saint Petersburg, on August 23rd, 1885, by Doctor Kraevsky.

The club becomes a great mecca for all healthy lifestyle fans, strength athletes, professional wrestlers, strongmen from Russia, and around the world.

The best current, and veteran athletes of the Russian Federation, and the Saint Petersburg Federation, were  invited to this celebration, led by the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Alexander Vishnevskiy, and the IFBB patron and legendary Russian Bodybuilding Champion, Mr. Vladimir Dubinin.

The celebration took place on a cruise sailing through the historic canals of the Neva River.

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled