As it corresponds with the largest country in the World, Russian Federation have a wide calendar of events during the season. This year, the country will host important international events as the Pro- Am competition “Elite Grand Prix Russia” (October 19th-20th; Ekaterinburg), and the coming “Moscow Bodybuilding Cup” (April 14th-15th).

For this reason, one of the priorities of the Russian Federation is to update and educate its judges and coaches, according to the proper criteria of judgement, in order to bring this information to the Russian athletes and trainers. Working on this issue, and after the successful Judges Seminar offered by Mr. Pawel Filleborn in Ekaterinburg (February 17th) with over 100 judges and coaches attending the event; Russian official Denis Kyutzin organized, in Krasnoyarsk, a new seminar with the Chairman of the IFBB Judges Committee and the national Head Judge, Mr. Alexander Vishnevsky, reaching a new success in participation and experiences.

The Judges Seminar celebrated recent Friday 16th March; was organized with the occasion of the multi-sport Expo “Siberian Power Show”, held in the city of Krasnoyarsk and chaired, as well, by Mr. Denis Kyutzin. The event was a real success for our sport, including a Bodybuilding contest in which participated over 250 IFBB Russian competitors. With such figures, Russia is fully ready to introduce, at the upcoming 2018 IFBB Moscow Bodybuilding Cup, a new generation of Bodybuilding stars.

Picture: Mr. Pawel Filleborn -chairman of IFBB Judges Committee- and Mr. Alexander Vishnevsky (centre); surrounded by the judges and coaches who attended the Seminar, in Krasnoyarsk.

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 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