The head of the Audit Chamber Sergei Stepashin visited the stadium under construction "Kazan-Arena".
"I can assure you that the Universiade will be held on time, preparations are on schedule, there were only minor technical issues, in fact, with the opening of the Universiade," — said Sergei Stepashin.
He said that the results of the check of budget spending for the Universiade will be announced in September. "But I just can not say I did not expect any serious problems. Leadership of the republic, the government very quickly react to those comments that we make, and this work is bearing fruit, "- said the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of Russia.
Sergei Stepashin also said that the President of Russia on March 19 signed an order in which the proposed stadium project "Kazan-Arena" to use as a model in preparation for the World Cup in 2018. "The question price — about 15 billion rubles, while in St. Petersburg, for example, has been declared value of 44 billion rubles, — said Sergei Stepashin. — And we have decided to begin now to prepare draft conclusions on new stadiums in cities which will host the 2018 World Cup. The sample will be taken for your football stadium, and I think that's a good sign for the country. "
President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, in turn, noted the positive experience gained by the leadership of the Republic in the course of interaction with the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation in preparation for the Universiade. "Systematic organized us to prepare the necessary documentation, reporting. In addition, the Chamber does not only check financial statements — it looks at the effectiveness of each object, — the President of Tatarstan. — I can not say that all sports facilities, we are working according to plan. Some are the basis for national teams, for our Academy of Physical Culture. "
The effectiveness of the use of the stadium "Arena Kazan" evaluated Sergei Stepashin. "It is clear that" Ruby "is not able to collect 30 thousand spectators at every game, but what is already clear today how you will use all the space stadium, the stadium will be profitable even at the empty stands — this is the great merit of Tatarstan", — said chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.