The Directorate was founded jointly by the Russian Federation represented by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tatarstan represented by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan, the city of Kazan represented by the Committee of Land and Property Relations of the Executive Committee of the Kazan City Municipality, and the Russian Student Sport Union (an all-Russian public organization).
Russian National Health and Fitness Program
At the suggestion of the Sports Ministry of the Russian Federation, the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects was appointed the dedicated federal agency responsible for the implementation of the Russian National GTO Health and Fitness Program in the Russian Federation.
As part of the project, the Directorate coordinates the work performed by the regional executive authorities in the field of physical culture and sport, ensures the smooth running of the all-Russian database and the official GTO complex web portal, participates in the personnel training program, arranges the manufacture of GTO pins and certificates and their delivery to the Russian Federation regions, implements the marketing program, and organizes media coverage of the progress of the GTO complex implementation at the federal level.
The 2013 Summer Universiade transformed Kazan: in the capital of Tatarstan, 30 state-of-the-art cost-effective sports venues were built up, including the unique complex of the Universiade Village, the material and technical facilities of universities and sports schools were reinforced, and the city infrastructure underwent large-scale modernization. The successful staging of the Universiade also made it possible to open the FISU International Education Centre, create the institute of sports volunteers and implement the initiative to create an International Volunteer Academy.
The WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition gave Kazan the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre and left an abundance of high-quality equipment and inventory for vocational education institutions. Tatarstan got an opportunity to introduce world standards into the professional education system.
In cooperation with the International Swimming Federation (FINA), the FINA Development Centre was opened and operates henceforth. The main objective of the Centre is to establish the most favourable conditions for the athletes representing the countries with low national aquatics records to successfully unlock their potential and offer the opportunity to raise their results in preparation for the World Championships and the Olympics. Among some of the centre’s priorities are improving the qualification level of coaches and judges from Russia and the neighbouring nations along with coaches’ certification programs.