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Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands in Russia are central partners of Russian Biathlon Union

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• Strategic partnership going over Winter Olympics in Sochi
• Official start of team-work during a “Champions Race 2013” in Moscow

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands currently announced a long-term team-work with a Russian Biathlon Union (RBU). From Apr 1, 2013, Volkswagen will support a men’s and women’s teams as good as a girl work of a RBU. Volkswagen will be benefaction as an central unite for a initial time during a Champions Race 2013 on Apr 6 in Moscow.

Within a partnership, Volkswagen will be providing a Russian Biathlon Union with a extensive swift consisting of Volkswagen Touareg, Passat Alltrack, Transporter and Caravelle vehicles. In future, Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will together safeguard a mobility of RBU athletes and coaches, for instance during a several events in a World Cup and a IBU Cup.

Vratislav Strasil, Brand Manager Volkswagen Passenger Cars in Russia, underlines: “The Volkswagen Passenger Car and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle brands are partners of a 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi in a ‘Automobile’ category. Partnership with a Russian Biathlon Union is another pivotal step on a approach to a initial Winter Olympics in Russia. We are assured of a value of this partnership and will play a partial in creation mobility as gentle as probable for a Russian inhabitant team.”

As a pointer of a partnership, Volkswagen will be concerned as a unite for a initial time during a “Champions Race”. The world’s 20 best biathletes will contest opposite any other in men’s’ and women’s mass start events as good as a churned send race. Volkswagen will be providing a car swift for a participants and organizers. The eventuality will be modeled on a Christmas biathlon event, a “Biathlon World Team Challenge” in Gelsenkirchen.

Together with football and ice hockey, biathlon is one of a many renouned sports in Russia. The Champions Race will be followed by biathlon fans in Russia and via a world. The eventuality has been hold in Moscow given 2011 and has traditionally been orderly by a Russian Biathlon Union.


Volkswagen Group Rus has been a central inhabitant vehicle partner of a 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi given 2010. This includes Volkswagen Group brands Audi, ŠKODA, Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.