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Russian Automobile Federation: Committed to Road Safety


Publication date: 25 October 2011


Meeting the goals of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety is a key priority for the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF), said President of the Club and Deputy Minister of Interior of the Russian Federation, General Victor Kiryanov, during meetings with FIA Region I Director General Jacob Bangsgaard on 25 October 2011 in Moscow.

The meetings between the FIA and RAF were aimed at strengthening the FIA’s involvement and support in the Russian Club’s activities, in particular in the area of road safety.  As part of the tour of the Club, Mr Bangsgaard also visited a driver training centre together with General Kiryanov and was offered the opportunity to test their new racing track in a sports car.

General Kiryanov is recognised as a key road safety ambassador in Russia and around the world, having played a leading role in organising the first ever Global Ministerial Summit on Road Safety in Moscow on 19 November 2009. The meeting was instrumental for the launch of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety this year on 11 May 2011.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev supported the Decade’s launch in the Russian Federation where he said:

“We are updating and amending the related legislation and we undertake integrated measures to make our road safe for drivers and pedestrians. I’m sure that the UN Decade of Action initiated by Russia will help us to reduce road traffic injuries and improve global road safety.”

At nightfall on 10 May 2011 just before the Decade launch, the Road Safety Tag - the global symbol of the campaign, was projected onto the building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Thousands of people gathered to watch the giant projection (see picture top left).




FIA Region I Director General, Jacob Bangsgaard, meeting with RAF President, General Victor Kiryanov.

 
At the RAF's new racing track in Moscow.


 
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