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14 April 2016

The Technodinamika Holding, part of the Rostec State Corporation, has handed over self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) diving sets to a section for hearing-impaired and deaf children and adolescents. The event was held under the Expanding the Boundaries project.

On April 13, in the framework of participation in the Expanding the Boundaries project and an agreement with the Russian Geographical Society’s branch in the Republic of Tatarstan and the Tatarstan Federation of Underwater Sports, the Technodinamika Holding handed over 15 SCUBA sets to the Federation’s section for hearing-impaired and deaf children and adolescents.

“There is growing cooperation between the holding and the Russian Geographical Society in Tatarstan,” said Technodinamika CEO Maxim Kuzyuk “We believe that the popularization of underwater sports can actually expand the boundaries for hearing-impaired and deaf children.”

Technodinamika launched the Expanding the Boundaries project for the Tatarstan Federation of Underwater Sports’ hearing-impaired and deaf children and adolescents in 2014 in cooperation with the Russian Geographical Society’s regional branch in the Republic of Tatarstan and with support from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan.

The hearing-impaired and deaf children and adolescents have achieved significant results throughout this socially important project. Under the guidance of the Federation’s experienced coaches, the children, who had no experience of training and swimming in the pool, have learned to confidently stay afloat and fin while their more experienced peers practiced their skills and new exercises for further dives. They gradually moved towards using diving equipment.

“It is important that children are fully integrated into society of their peers, the physiological barrier of communication is erased and a positive, friendly environment is created,” said Dmitry Shiller, Head of the Russian Geographical Society in the Republic of Tatarstan and President of the Tatarstan Federation of Underwater Sports.