Athletistic / Figure skating. Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva attended the opening ceremony of the Future Games in Kazan. The athlete stood next to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The opening ceremony of the competition took place today, February 21. The event took place at the Kazan Expo exhibition complex.

Also joining the Russian president at the ceremony was Olympic artistic gymnastics champion Nikita Nagorny.

The Future Games will be held in Kazan and Sochi from February 21 to March 3.

Laishev said it was impossible to remove Valieva

Recall that Valieva was disqualified for four years for violating anti-doping rules. The decision was taken by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).