Sporting programme

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25 May–08 June 2019

07 Jun
Roscongress Cup ‘Chess Express’
Sapsan 764АА, Moscow – St. Petersburg
For the first time in the history of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an event will be held on the way from one capital to another: a chess blitz tournament will take place on the Sapsan high-speed train at speeds of up to 200 km/h.

Four top grandmasters from Moscow and St. Petersburg will take part in the tournament. European men’s champion Maxim Matlakov and Russian Cup winner Kirill Alekseenko will defend the honour of the city on the Neva, while the capital will be represented by World Chess Olympiad winner Vadim Zvjaginsev and Russian national team world champion Vladimir Malakhov.

The event is open to the public. After the tournament, the grandmasters will answer questions and play chess with anyone who wants to.

07 Jun
RC CLUB, 35A, Ulitsa Marshala Govorova, Propaganda Business centre
Following its successful kickoff at last year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the tournament welcomes everyone who would like to continue conversations in an informal atmosphere and expand the scope of their business contacts with people who share the passion for this sport. The tournament is open to players of all skill levels.
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07 Jun
The SPIEF Speed Festival will feature a parade of racing vehicles that will pass by the sights of St. Petersburg. Russia’s best riders will take part in a demonstration parade on some of the latest vehicles: the KAMAZ-Master Team, which has won multiple Dakar rallies, the first Russian BR-01 sport prototype, Formula 3 race cars, buggies, RDS GP drifters, rally and ring vehicles, and participants in the Beijing – St. Petersburg race.
Stops planned in the city during the rally include: Gazprom Arena (21:00), St. Isaac’s Cathedral (00:50), Palace Square (01:30), Field of Mars (01:55), and Senate Square (02:45).
During the stops, motorsport fans can take pictures and interact with the participants. Some of the most interesting racing equipment exponents will be exhibited at the ExpoForum on 8 June.
The festival is being organized by the Manuscript Agency with the support of the Roscongress Foundation and the Federation of Motor Sports of the Leningrad Region.
Free entry