Vitaly Mutko commented on the development of e-sports in Russia

25 September 2016

Russian Minister of Sport and President of the Russian Football Union (RFU) in an interview with "Arguments and Facts" spoke on the topic of e-sports and the commitment to take the TRP guidelines.

- ESports in Russia officially recognized sport. What do you think about it? It seems that it is rather a commercial story, rather than actually racing. Do computer games can develop in people a healthy body and spirit?

- Computer games not only in our country but all over the world, millions have become leisure, especially young people. And leisure controlled razlichnymikorporatsiyami-game developers and other organizations, on the instructions of where such games are developed.

Today the sport is developing a computer in 44 countries. Since 2009, the annual world championships are held. At the same time, Russians often take them prizes. Do you remember, at the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, the honor of carrying the Olympic flag, along with seven other prominent citizens of Russia was entrusted to the world champion on virtual racing Alan Elineevu.

Computer sport has great practical value. For example, a tank or aircraft simulator brings technical skills needed for young people in the military service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

To eliminate inactivity (approx .: weakening of muscle activity of the organism as a result of a sedentary lifestyle) of each gamer is planned to admit to practicing this sport after the All-Russian standards of sports complex "Ready for Labor and Defense" (TRP). After all, sport is not valuable in itself, it should contribute to the harmonious physical and moral development of the individual. Therefore, we felt it appropriate to introduce such a rule. Interestingly, representatives of the Federation of checkers Russia would also like to include a similar rate.