Russia

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Olga Slutsker has been elected as the new President of Special Olympics Russia at a recent Extraordinary Conference in Moscow.
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June was a very exciting month for Special Olympics Russia which launched the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) ‘Play Unified. Learn Unified.’ project in not one, but five cities across the country!
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The Special Olympics International Board of Directors member was among the celebrities and athletes who took part.
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The athletes' dream became a reality when they served as flag bearers at the recent FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.
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Special Olympics Athlete Profile: Svetlana Lebedeva
Left in an orphanage as an infant, Svetlana’s joy for life shows in many ways, but competing as a gymnast is where she excels.