LEN President, FINA Vice-
President
Paolo Barelli
Vladimir Leonov
Minister of Sport of the Republic of
Tatarstan
President of the All-Russian Swimming Federation, FINA Bureau Member
Vladimir Salnikov
Maksim Denisov
Director General of ANO "Directorate for Sports and Social Projects"
Minister of Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan

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Dear Friends,
Paolo Barelli
LEN President, FINA Vice-President
For more than one year we have been living extraordinary times. Still, we never stopped believing that our life could get back to normal and sport was one of the most important tools in keeping up hope.
LEN has also been committed to restart its 'on-field activities' as soon as possible – naturally, only with the utmost caution, without leaving the tiniest chance to harm the participants' health and well-being. We managed to stage several events and all were a little success – both for those competing and for the organisers who ensured a Covid-19 free environment.
Now we are on track to see our full competition calendar resume and among our events the European Short-Course Swimming Championships in Kazan is surely one of the absolute highlights.
The aquatic community treasures fond memories from the capital of Tatarstan, which has grown into a true capital of our sport. World-class facilities, professional organisers, athlete-friendly approach in all areas like accommodation, transport and meal-services, enhanced by the traditional Russian hospitality all make us eager to wait for our return to Kazan for another major swimming meet.
This November it comes again and we are absolutely sure that we shall witness another brilliant edition of our showcase short-course event and Kazan will also enjoy one more highly successful swimming rendezvous.
Let me thank for the Republic of Tatarstan, the Sport Ministry and The Directorate for Sports and Social Projects, as well as for the Russian Swimming Federation for their commitment and dedication to aquatics – I do believe that this championships will offer tremendous benefits for everyone taking part in it.
See you in November!
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Aquatics play a special role in the Republic of Tatarstan, our athletes are members of the Russian National Team and represent Russia in various aquatics competitions with flying colours.

Through the successful collaboration with the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) and strong support of the All-Russian Swimming Federation and Russian Diving Federation, Kazan hosted two European Championships in 2019 the European Swimming Championships and European Swimming Championships. In 2022, the city will become a venue for the European Short-Course Swimming Championships. Russia will be a centre of gravity for top-class athletes and, of course, their fans from 50 European countries in 2024 because the Republic of Tatarstan has won the right to stage the European Aquatics Championships. Tatarstan has developed exceptional expertise for the outstanding organisation of events set out under the LEN's auspices, and we are sure these unique meets, never seen by both aquatics professionals and amateurs, will be held at the highest level of quality.

We will be heartily glad to greet you as our guests, in Kazan!
Vladimir Leonov
Minister of Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan
In 2022, the city will become a venue for the European Short-Course Swimming Championships. Russia will be a centre of gravity for top-class athletes and, of course, their fans from 50 European countries in 2024 because the Republic of Tatarstan has won the right to stage the European Aquatics Championships. Tatarstan has developed exceptional expertise for the outstanding organisation of events set out under the LEN's auspices, and we are sure these unique meets, never seen by both aquatics professionals and amateurs, will be held at the highest level of quality.

We will be heartily glad to greet you as our guests, in Kazan!
Aquatics play a special role in the Republic of Tatarstan, our athletes are members of the Russian National Team and represent Russia in various aquatics competitions with flying colours.

Through the successful collaboration with the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) and strong support of the All-Russian Swimming Federation and Russian Diving Federation, Kazan hosted two European Championships in 2019  the European Swimming Championships and European Swimming Championships.
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Aquatics have long been recognised in our country. Over many decades, Russian athletes have achieved impressive results and have been hailed as great champions. The Russian National Team was victorious in the team scoring at the European Short-Course Championships in Glasgow in 2019, by demonstrating the best performance in the history of Russian swimming. It is clear that we are on the right track in developing the sport.
Vladimir Salnikov
President of the All-Russian Swimming Federation, FINA Bureau Member
I have a strong belief that with the support of the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN), Kazan's 2021 European Short-Course Swimming Championships and 2024 European Swimming Championships will be staged with the top organisational and technical excellence. And Kazan will once again defend its title of the most sporting and hospitable capital in Russia.
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Supported by the Government of the Russian Federation and Russian sports federations, Kazan has staged more than 100 major international sports events in recent years. Sport has been and remains one of the key national priorities to build and strengthen the positive image of Russia and demonstrate our openness to the whole world.

«Being the organiser of a wide range of world-class events, the Directorate of Sports and Social Projects has played a prominent role in fostering both working and friendly relations with international sports federations. 27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013, 16th FINA World Championships 2015, FIFA World Cup 2018, 45th WorldSkills Competition 2019 and many more were recognized as the best experiences in the history of the events.

We give our profuse thanks to the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) for the trust they have placed in us to host the 2021 European Short-Course Championships and 2024 European Swimming Championships.
Maksim Denisov
Director General of ANO "Directorate for Sports and Social Projects"
Supported by the Government of the Russian Federation and Russian sports federations, Kazan has staged more than 100 major international sports events in recent years. Sport has been and remains one of the key national priorities to build and strengthen the positive image of Russia and demonstrate our openness to the whole world.

«eing the organiser of a wide range of world-class events, the Directorate of Sports and Social Projects has played a prominent role in fostering both working and friendly relations with international sports federations.
27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013, 16th FINA World Championships 2015, FIFA World Cup 2018, 45th WorldSkills Competition 2019 and many more were recognized as the best experiences in the history of the events.

We give our profuse thanks to the Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) for the trust they have placed in us to host the 2021 European Short-Course Championships and 2024 European Swimming Championships.
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