Press conference in course of opening the III Winter Military World Games was held in Sochi
Press conference in course of opening the III Winter Military World Games was held in Sochi. President of the CISM Colonel Abdul Hakim Al Shino, Secretary General of CISM Colonel Dorah Mamby Koita, project manager of the Games Guilherme Quiz, Chief of the Physical Training and Sports Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces Colonel Oleg Botsman, mayor of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov as well as the Ambassador of the Games Svetlana Ishmouratova took part in the conference.
Representatives of the CISM informed other participants about the history of the Games, structure and missions of the CISM as well as how and when the decision about holding the Games in Sochi had been made.
We chose Russia paying no attention to the political situation as there is no place for politics in the CISM. The Russian Federation is a member of the organization and plays a very important role in the CISM, said Colonel Abdul Hakim Al Shino.
Secretary General of CISM Colonel Dorah Mamby Koita noted that meeting of the CISM leadership and heads of the member-state delegations with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin was the evidence of great importance attached by the Russian Federation to the Games organization.