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Open Letter from FIAS Vice President Mr. M.G.Shultz
During more than three years the direction of FIAS represented by its president Shestakov V.B. tries to create private commercial organization using the platform created during long-time history of development called SAMBO.
Essentially it is an attempt of theft, probably, with the aim of further sell of our kind of sport. For this it is used the tactics of defamation of people and organizations that occupied with sambo development throughout their life. These are attempts of liquidation or compulsion to sell famous successful projects in Sambo.
[May 19, 2013]

Results and Statistics of 2013 Pan-Am Open SAMBO Championship
(Metuchen, NJ)

   Our Winners

   Championship Statistic

    [May 6, 2013]

!!! Update !!!
USA Open & Pan-American SAMBO Championship - Invitation and Regulations

[April 21, 2013]

Weigh-In locations
Saturday May 4, 2013 from 6:00 8:00 PM
Hotel CROWNE PLAZA - The Official Hotel of the tournament!
We have reserved a preferred rate of $109+tax for SAMBO Tournament participants. Please contact Hotel representative for details.
For Reservations: +1 877 834 3613

Saturday May 4, 2013 from 4:00 5:30 PM
Fight Factory Gym
24 Cobek Ct. / Ave Z / Brooklyn, NY (Tel. 646-401-5657)

Meeting of FIAS Executive Committee - what's new?
We are forwarding to your attention the materials to the issues on Agenda of the FIAS EB meeting held on the 22.03.2013 in Moscow, which had been planned to, but were not correspondingly reviewed ...
[March 24, 2013]

Pan-American Federation Congress
The Congress of the Pan-American Amateur SAMBO Federation was held in Punta-Cana, Dominican Republic. Five representatives out of 7 its official Members have been presented. The 6th official Member - the Panama, provided its voice with the power of attorney. Presidents and other members of the National Federations discussed the past results, the present issues and the future positive developments of SAMBO in to the American continent
[March 4, 2013]

Latest coomunications from various National SAMBO Federations in response to inadequate actions taken by President of FIAS, Mr. V.Shestakov.
[February 10, 2013]

USA Open & Pan-American SAMBO Championship - Invitation and Regulations have been published
[January 5, 2013]

Latest from 2012 World SAMBO Championships
World Championships among youth and juniors
[October 15, 2012]
World Championship among masters
[October 21, 2012]
XXXVI World Sports and Combat Sambo Championships adults
[November 12, 2012]
World Cup among students
[December 03, 2012]

Birthday of FIAS Vice President Dr. Jack Kogan
[October 5, 2012]

International Sports Games "CHILDREN OF ASIA"
SAMBO: results of the first day

[July 6, 2012]

Sport will join the Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Rwanda
[July 4, 2012]

We congratulate all the sports journalists on their professional holiday!
[July 2, 2012]

Results of A. Astakhov Memorial World Cup Stage
[July 2, 2012]

SAMBO in CHILDREN OF ASIA Program of International Sports Games
[June 29, 2012]

A week of SAMBO in Morocco
[June 26, 2012]

Picture from SAMBO Tournament Wins the Grand Prix of International Photo Contest
[June 25, 2012]

Fedor Emelianenko has retired from MMA, but will continue to compete in SAMBO
[June 22, 2012]

Yuri Potapov Memorial in Vladivostok
[June 22, 2012]

Ivan Egorov is appointed as Adviser to the FIAS President
[June 21, 2012]

The FIAS President visited the capital of the Universiade 2013 as part of a working trip
[June 20, 2012]

Asian SAMBO Championship: New leaders and new opportunities for the Asian SAMBO
[June 20, 2012]

[June 1, 2012]

Results of the International tournament Paris Grand Prix
[May 31, 2012]

[May 31, 2012]

Video of the best moments of the European Championship 2012
[May 28, 2012]

SAMBO Legends in Moscow
[May 23, 2012]

Birthday of Lord Simon Reading
[May 22, 2012]

Europe Championship: the Final Day
[May 21, 2012]

Europe Championship: Day Two
[May 20, 2012]

European Championship: Day First
[May 19, 2012]

We congratulate Sergey Eliseev on the election as the President of European SAMBO Federation
[May 18, 2012]

European SAMBO Championship in Moscow: Condition No. 1
[May 17, 2012]

Only a Few Days Left until the European SAMBO Championship in Moscow
[May 12, 2012]

The ways of SAMBO: from Tokyo to Kazan
[May 11, 2012]

SAMBO in USA: Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
[May 10, 2012]

SAMBO in program of Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan
[May 5, 2012]

SAMBO at the Seminar of European Olympic Committees
[May 2, 2012]

World Cup 2012 for Juniors and Youth: Preparations Have Begun!
[April 20, 2012]

Love to SAMBO has no bounds: Review of the National Championships in Asia. Part two
[April 12, 2012]

Love to SAMBO has no bounds: Review of the National Championships in Asia. Part one
[April 11, 2012]

Results of European SAMBO Championship in Bucharest (Romania)
[April 10, 2012]

Vasily Shestakov: interview on the occasion of his birthday
[April 9, 2012]

Best moments of "Kharlampiev Memorial" on Sports Hub
[April 9, 2012]

Valery Safronov passed away
[April 5, 2012]

Birthday of FIAS President Vasily Shestakov
[April 4, 2012]

Croatian SAMBO Federation and FIAS: a road to the medals of the European Champ
[April 3, 2012]

SAMBO World Cup Stage "A.Kharlampiev Memorial" - Results and Evaluations
[March 30, 2012]

SAMBO World Cup Stage "A. Kharlampiev Memorial" at the Sports Hub
[March 30, 2012]

SAMBO and the British Commonwealth
[March 29, 2012]

A. Kharlampiev Memorial World Cup Stage - First Two
[March 26, 2012]

A. Kharlampiev Memorial World Cup Stage - First Day
[March 25, 2012]

Results of the German national championships on sports and combat sambo
[March 23, 2012]

A. Kharlampiev Memorial World Cup Stage - for the Media
[March 21, 2012]

World Cup Stage "A. Kharlampiev Memorial" - Soon in Moscow
[March 13, 2012]

SAMBO seminars in Cameroon
[March 7, 2012]

Yakub Koblev passed away
[March 5, 2012]

Results of the Spain national championship on sports sambo
[March 5, 2012]

The Triumph of Belarusian Samb-athletes
[February 24, 2012]

International A-Category Tournament in the Prizes of the President of Republic of Belarus
[February 22, 2012]

XII International Research and Practice Conference in the memory of Professor Evgeniy Mikhaylovich Chumakov "SAMBO WALKS THE PLANET"
[February 17, 2012]

Results of the French national championship on sports sambo
[February 15, 2012]

Key Events in FIAS Sport Calendar 2012
[February 9, 2012]

Results of Sambo World Cup stage in prizes of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbaev
[January 30, 2012]

Regulations the individual SAMBO World Cup (M&W) 2012
[January 26, 2012]

Sambo World Cup Stage for the Awards of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
[January 25, 2012]

Updated weight categories for SAMBO competitors among cadets (15-16 years) and teenagers a (13-14 years)
[January 23, 2012]

New President of Japan Sambo Federation Elected
[January 23, 2012]

FIAS presentation at the Congress of the International Sport Press Association in Innsbruck
[January 16, 2012]

We congratulate Fdor melianenko on his victory!
[January 10, 2012]

Birthday of Mr. Herve Gheldman
[January 5, 2012]

Open SAMBO Championship of Austria
[December 30, 2011]

Results of the International Youth and Juniors Tournament "P. Ejgminas Memorial"
[December 26, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Fernando Compte
[December 26, 2011]

Birthday of Birthday of Leonid Popovici
[December 19, 2011]

Birthday of Merabi Iliadis
[December 16, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Mikhail Shultz
[December 9, 2011]

Results of the Austrian Open hampionship on sports and combat SAMBO
[December 7, 2011]

SAMBO Legend Fedor Emelianenko inducted into the "Champions for Peace" club
[December 5, 2011]

Ukraine would like to host the European and World hampionships
[December 2, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Vasily Perchik
[December 2, 2011]

Results of the International tournament "SAMBO-Germaniade"
[November 30, 2011]

The Romanian sambo federation is officially recognized by the Sports Ministry of the country
[November 29, 2011]

In Vien will pass the first Austrian Open SAMBO Championship
[November 24, 2011]

Today's SAMBO birthday
[November 16, 2011]

SAMBO at "Russia 2" TV Channel
[November 15, 2011]

The final day of World SAMBO Championship in Vilnius. Video
[November 13, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Vilnius: the final day
[November 13, 2011]

Second day of World SAMBO Championship in Vilnius. Video
[November 12, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Vilnius: Day 2
[November 12, 2011]

First day of World SAMBO Championship in Vilnius. Video
[November 11, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Vilnius: Day 1
[November 11, 2011]

XXIII Congress of the International Amateur Sambo Federation
[November 10, 2011]

2011 World SAMBO Championships Opening Press Conference
[November 10, 2011]

2011 World SAMBO Championships in Lithuania: four days before start
[November 7, 2011]

SAMBO at "Sport 2" TV Channel
[October 26, 2011]

Final results of World Cup 2011- 6 stages
[October 21, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: day three, the final one
[October 16, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: day two
[October 15, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: first day and first medals
[October 14, 2011]

Legendary Russian athlete has passed away
[October 13, 2011]

Television and SAMBO: first steps towards each other
[October 13, 2011]

"Youth to Sport!" campaign in Tanzania and Burundi
[October 6, 2011]

Accreditation and media booking applications for the XXXV World Sports and Combat Sambo Championship
[October 3, 2011]

In SAMBO World Championship Symbols The Oldest Legends of Lithuania Are Hidden
[September 30, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Josef BART
[September 29, 2011]

Birthday of Fedor Emelyanenko
[September 28, 2011]

Riga - the capital of youth SAMBO
[September 23, 2011]

SAMBO World Cup event for A.A. Aslakhanov's prizes
[September 15, 2011]

Accreditation and media booking applications for the World SAMBO Championship among juniors and youth
[September 13, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: a month till the start
[September 13, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Mohamed Dalil Scalli
[August 31, 2011]

SAMBO in Israel
[August 30, 2011]

Birthday of Nikolay Lents
[August 24, 2011]

SAMBO at the Summer Diplomatic Games
[August 20, 2011]

Birthday of Andrey Klyamko
[August 17, 2011]

Birthday of Vladimir Yaprintsev
[August 14, 2011]

Today is the birthday of Mr. Rudas Eduardas
[August 10, 2011]

Preparations for the XXXV World Sambo Championships in Vilnius (Lithuania)
[August 9, 2011]

Second SportAccord World Combat Games in Russia
[July 25, 2011]

SAMBO at the Sports Hub
[July 5, 2011]

SAMBOs Asian tour
[July 4, 2011]

Mr. Jean Isao SATO Departure
[June 16, 2011]

FIAS Executive Board Meeting
[June 12, 2011]

Championship Asia
[June 7, 2011]

V President of the Russian Federation Cup in Sambo. Results
[May 30, 2011]

Championship Europe. Results
[May 16, 2011]

2011 Pan-American Open Championship. Results and Statistic
   Our Winners
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   Championship Protocols
[May 8, 2011]

FIAS and AIPS sign partnership agreement
[April 20, 2011]

SportAccord Convention
[April 19, 2011]

European Championship among youth and juniors. Results
[April 18, 2011]

International seminar sports judges
[April 15, 2011]

Today is the birthday of the 1-st Vice-President of FIAS, the Honorary President of FIAS David Rudman
[April 13, 2011]

Pan-American and American SAMBO Federations are extremely thankful for the financial support provided by FIAS in preparation of 2011 Pan-Am Open SAMBO Championship!
We are very grateful to FIAS and personally Mr. V.Shestakov for the financial support and appreciate their commitment to this annual Championship. The funding will assist us with the quality of the Championship as well as its marketing/publicity plans.
/Acting AASF President Dr. J.Kogan/
[April 12, 2011]

Today is the birthday of the FIAS President Vasily Shestakov
[April 4, 2011]

World Cup stage Memorial A. Kharlampiev. Results
[March 28, 2011]

Today is the birthday of Sergey Eliseev
[March 27, 2011]

Charity account is opened to help the Japanese affected by the disaster!
[March 23, 2011]

Condolences to the Government and the people of Japan from the International Amateur Sambo Federation (FIAS)
[March 18, 2011]

German SAMBO Federation is 10 years old
[March 5, 2011]

Mr. Jean Paul MBOUELLE Departure
[February 28, 2011]

World Cup stage President Belarus prize (). Results
[February 18, 2011]

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[February 1, 2011]

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Sambo - in Beijing

In 2007 SportAccord offered to arrange a new kind of competitions - the Combat Games. The basic idea of this event is to unite 13 types of single combats into the Unique complex. There are Muaythai, Sambo, Judo, Karate, Wushu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Sumo, Aikido, Ju-Jitsu, Kendo, Taekwondo, Wrestling among them.

All the contest principles and terms were arranged. In April 2010 on the Conference in Dubai each of 13 federations signed the Agreement with SportAccord concerning their participation in the Combat Games.

According to the Agreement between FIAS and SportAccord, our federation formed the strong delegation for participation. It consists of athletes from 35 countries, referees, coaches, directors and representatives of the Continental and National Sambo Federations, the chiefs of FIAS.

During the Games FIAS has managed to hit the target of presentation of Sambo as a picturesque, bright, attractive sport.

While preparing for the Games we have paid much attention to all the presentation points: opening and praising ceremonies, demonstration performances, all special devices, delegation equipment. For example, each athlete is given a double Sambo uniform from FIAS.

During the Games Opening day, the 3rd of September the entire hall for 6000 persons of China Agricultural University Gymnasium was overcrowded. The beautiful parade took place. The President of FIAS Vasiliy Shestakov delivered the salutatory address:

"The First SportAccord Combat Games are a unique and symbolic event in the global sports movement. Their 13 combat sports and martial arts are united by a single concept conceived and implemented by SportAccord. This concept provides for cultural harmonization and enrichment, offering new opportunities and perspectives to the world of sports".

"I believe that Sambo is one of the most emotional, coloruful and harmonious sports. It is devoid of any intrinsic aggression. On the contrary, it is the best self-defense system in the world which makes it possible for any man or woman to defend his or her rights and dignity, and also to defend and protect the weaker ones; thus Sambo makes a significant contribution to the global culture of human relations".

"Our objective is to join the global Olympic family. We aim at being included into the official programmer of the Olympic Games".

Vasiliy Shestakov's speech (full text)

Mr. Antonio Espinos, Chairman of the SportAccord Combat Games Committee, and the Sambo star Fedor Yemelyanenko welcomed all who were present. Fedor was in the extraordinary role of the FIAS Ambassador during the Combat Games, he was the face of Sambo. He wished to the athletes the fair play and to the spectators - the colorful sport holyday.

The Opening ceremony was continued by the demonstration performances. For 20 minutes the spectators watched the skillful performance of the artistic athletes from the group of the dancers "Triumph" and of the sambists from the Russian State University of physical culture, sports and tourism and of the famous Educational Centre "Sambo-70".

The synthesis of plastic art, flexibility, beauty of the sportsmen, the expressive style of the sambists who demonstrated just madly beautiful technique with great amplitude was magical.

The girls presented the two solo dances - "The pure rush" and "Yin Yang". "The pure rush" performed in the costumes stylized for the Sambo uniform expressed the essence of the combats, the eagerness to achieve the maximum in the development.

The second dance "Yin Yang" was performed with the soundtrack to the movie "Angels and demons". The black and white costumes symbolized unity and struggle of opposites.

Then the athletes performed dances of different countries, and the sambists did the same thing on the language of Sambo. The spectators watched bright element of the struggle of Georgia, Uzbekistan and China. The Chinese spectators were impressed much by the performance of the girls accompanied by the popular Chinese melody in the traditional red costumes embroidered with gold. The sambists impressed by the Shuay-Jao wrestling well-known in China and reminding Sambo.

The hall welcomed standing the extraordinary performance, at the end of which the athletes performed the potpourri consisting of the most elements of Sambo. The cascade of amplitude strokes, complex acrobatic tricks, powerful strokes, painful and chokeholds elements contained the image of the opportunities of Sambo.

During the first day the medals were drawn in the three weight categories: Sport Sambo - women, 56 kg; Sport Sambo - men, 68 kg; Combat Sambo - 74 kg.

In woman nobody could fight the European Champion 2010 - Marianna Alieva, Russia. She won the sambist Karina Stefanova (Bulgaria).

In men sport Sambo Damir Muhidov (Uzbekistan) gained the victory in the fight with the Kazakh athlete. It is in Uzbekistan where the XXXIV World Sambo Championship will take place in November 2010.

The third place was won by the Korean Kwan Sub Kim, who made such a pleasant present for his birthday.

In Combat Sambo the three time division European Champion Bair Omoktuev was the sensational winner. He reached the victory over the two times division World Champion Rumen Dimitrov (Bulgaria).

The first day of Sambo Competitions (video-materials).

The second day brought the sport Sambo champions in the weight categories 90 kg (in men), 64 kg (in women), +100 kg (Combat Sambo).

The European Champion Ekaterina Onoprienko (Russia) won a victory over Olena Sayko (Ukraine), Akobir Kurbanov (Uzbekistan) gained a victory over the Greek athlete, and Stefan Yanosch (Germany) celebrated a victory over the three times division World Champion Alexander Yemelyanenko.

Six medal complete sets were drawn during the two days of competitions in Sambo.

The countries which won medals in Sambo:

Russia - 3 gold, 1 silver medal;

Uzbekistan - 2 gold ones;

Germany - 1 gold medal;

Bulgaria - 2 silver ones;

Greece - 1 silver medal;

Ukraine - 1 silver medal;

Kazakhstan - 1 silver medal;

The Republic of Lithuania - 2 bronze ones;

Korea - 1 bronze medal;

The Republic of Belarus - 1 bronze medal;

Romania - 1 bronze medal;

Moldavia - 1 bronze medal.

Russia is the motherland of Sambo, and Russia managed to win a victory over the strongest Chinese athletes.

Chinese sportsmen were the leaders till the last day of the Games while the athletes from 104 countries fought for victory. But the Russian athletes proved that they are the best on the World Combats forum. There are 18 medals won (three of which belong to the sambists), China won three medals less.

The Combat Games in Beijing have undoubtedly become the holyday of the modern sports. Notwithstanding of quantity and quality of medals and the amount of scores, the Games have united the athletes of different countries and sports.

Athletes are speaking:

Onoprienko (Russia). The Games Champion, Sport Sambo, weight category - 64 kg.

Concerning the victory:

I'm very happy.

Concerning the final fight:

This fight was the final one and that's why it was very hard. My rival and me both were eager to win and were very careful. In spite of the small gap in the score (1:0) it was the remarkable fight.

Bair Omoktuev (Russia). The Games Champion, Combat Sambo, weight category - 74 kg.

I feel all right. I aimed to win a gold medal and find this victory just. Now I can take my time and have a rest.

Concerning the gold medal:

It's splendid. I have not many ones; this medal is of great importance for me.

Marianna Alieva (Russia). The Games Champion, Sport Sambo, weight category 56 kg.

I'm happy to be the one who won the gold medal for Russia. I hit the target while participating in the Combat Games.

Concerning trainings:

I have been training much. I have done the great preparations.

Concerning Sambo:

Sambo is the Russian national sport. Russia is the leader in it, and we must hold our position.

The press-conference of the FIAS President during the Combat Games aroused the huge interest among the journalists. It took place when all the competitions were finished in the main press-centre of the China Agricultural University Gymnasium.

The first Games Champions attended the conference.

Vasiliy Shestakov expressed his idea of Sambo while turning to its history, perspectives and the future of the sport. The FIAS President raised the question of forming the modern image, the face of Sambo speaking on the choice of Sambo development ways in the world. Shestakov remarked it's impossible to move on without China. It's very important to develop Sambo in this country. Shestakov made it his aim to mark the ways of dealing with the question.

Both the President and the athletes aroused admiration within journalists by their sincerity and open-hearted welcome. The atmosphere during the conference was very easy, there were lots of jokes. The congratulations with birthdays added charm to the meeting. The FIAS President congratulated Yevgeniy Stoyanov from Slovenia and the Korean athlete Kwangsub Kim on behalf of the International Amateur Sambo Federation and presented them the memorable prizes.

The Press-Conference was the main theme if lots of the Chinese Mass Media.

The press-conference of the FIAS President (video-materials)

At the Combat Games SportAccord managed not only to solve the questions concerning sports, but also others. For example, on the 1st of September the Congress of FIAS opened. The decision was accepted to register FIAS in Switzerland with the headquarters in Lausanne.

On the 31st of August the meeting of the FIAS President with President of SportAccord Hein Verbruggen took place. They discussed the successful activity of FIAS to spread and to develop Sambo all over the world, the peculiarities of the Combat Games, the organization and the perspectives of arranging the second Combat Games in 2013.

During the meeting with the President of Chinese Olympic Committee Liu Peng, Shestakov discussed the opportunity to develop Sambo in China. The discussion was fruitful and amicable. Some steps were planned to develop Sambo in China.

During the Combat Games in the hotel "Friendship" where the athletes were settled "The Russian House" was welcoming the guests. It was the place where you might come to have a rest, to listen to the music, to congratulate the Russian athletes and to communicate with interesting people and journalists.

On the 2nd of September Fedor Yemelyanenko, the FIAS Ambassador became the star of "The Russian House". The only fact of his presence aroused delight in the delegation. Fedor is the modern sports legend, the strong and noble athlete, no wonder he aroused sincere interest. Many interview, autographs, congratulations from the participants, chats with the fans The interest demonstrated by the others to Fedor proved he was the real "image of the Games", "the face of Sambo".

The FIAS delegation couldn't help paying much attention to the culture and the sights of China. The special cultural program was generated, according to which the sambists could see the architecture monument which is the part of the World UNESCO inheritance - the Great China Wall.

"The 8th Wonder of the World" impressed everyone. It can't be watched by the eye from the Orbital Station, but is watched on the satellite photos. This excursion was full of slopes and ascents, taking pictures, conversations, jokes. In the end it not only filled people with emotions and impressions, but also united the multinational sambists association.

FIAS according to the Games plan arranged the reception. Over 100 guests gathered in the hotel "Intercontinental". There were vice-mayor of Beijing Liu Jingming, President of SportAccord Hein Verbruggen, the International Federations representatives, the public men, athletes, politicians, journalists.

Vasiliy Shestakov said while delivering the speech:

"The First SportAccord Combat Games 2010in Beijing are indeed a milestone in the development of the international sports movement. For the first time in sports history competitions are being held in such an attractive format. This is a brilliant initiative - the idea of uniting martial arts and combat sports of the whole world, of their interaction and mutual enrichment. It is both the idea and its implementation that I find most attractive: SportAccord and the city of Beijing are demonstrating top performance, and the level of the Games is indeed impressive".

"As you are probably aware, Sambo was born in Russia, and in this connection we at the International Amateur Sambo Federation, have suggested an idea of hosting the next edition of the Games in Russia, in the city of Sochi. I made this proposal of organizing the second SportAccord Combat Games in Russia, and it was approved and supported by the leaders of my country".

"There is an old Russian saying which is most appropriate here: It is only with his (own) feet that a man cuts through the path he follows. I believe that the Combat Games 2010 in Beijing are a first step along the path leading to top performance on a global scale, to the promotion of sports values in society and that in its turn will contribute to the implementation of our grand task which is the development of mass sports".

Vasiliy Shestakov's speech (full text)

Hein Verbruggen remarked that Sambo is worthy of the place it keeps. And what is very important - he supported the appeal of Russia to accept the Second Combat Games SportAccord in 2013.

Vice-Mayor of Beijing Liu Jingming expressed his admiration and wished to FIAS and its President Vasiliy Shestakov success in new achievements of what had been planned.

The picturesque moment of the reception was the exhibition of the photos and videomaterials concerning Sambo and FIAS which were demonstrated on large screens. The lively and friendly atmosphere was among the guests. There were a lot of smiles, laughing, jokes, and this fact proved that the reception was a success.