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Welcome to Russia! A delegation from Croatia has visited the IAU Moscow office


From January 21st to 24th a delegation from Croatia visited the IAU Moscow office on a business trip. The arrival program was rich and intense, it included a number of official meetings and meaningful events during which important decisions regarding the further development of International Crossbow Shooting Union were made.

Some days ago Pero Stojnic, Mihaela Oborovečki, Valentina and Domagoj Pereglin visited Moscow. The purpose of the visit of the Croatian delegation is to resolve some important technical issues related to the opening of the second IAU office. As it was previously reported by the President of International Crossbow Shooting Union, from February 1, 2020, the main IAU office moves to Croatia, so new IAU team will be responsible for all international issues and official communication of the organization. The IAU Moscow office does not stop its work and will carry out a supporting function and provide technical support.

“In Croatia they do like crossbow shooting, appreciate its traditions and have their own rich sports history. In addition, our new office members turned out to be an excellent, young and close-knit team which is able to solve the most important problems. I believe that together we will succeed! I wish us good luck!” - IAU Secretary General Valery Ashikhmin said.

During business meetings the office members exchanged their experience, discussed some organizational issues related to interaction, the further development and popularization of crossbow shooting in the world, the engaging of new national federations to the IAU, the improvement of the format of the IAU and Guests competitions and much more. In addition to the official part, the guests from Croatia were involved into a cultural program: the ballet “Swan Lake” in the State Kremlin Palace and tours of the main attractions of the Russian capital.

«The official meeting in the IAU office in Moscow was very successful – the cooperation was great, I loved the fact that we have an educated and smart team with great ideas who is working on development of our sport. I also heard a lot of new and interesting information about the work they do and about the idea of crossbow promotion», - Valentina Pereglin said.

«I would like to thank Valeriy and the crew for making the visit such a memorable experience and showing us Moscow in its best edition. We had a chance to see Moscow from above, we’ve watched the Swan Lake at the Kremlin Theatre, we had such a nice guide to show us around the city, and what is the most important, we have spent some quality time with our IAU family», - Mihaela Oborovečki shared her impressions.