Radiy Khabirov gave Steven Seagal master class in national kuresh wrestling in Bashkiria
UFA, 24 June 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Galina Bakhshieva, Rozaliya Valeeva/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The Acting Head of Bashkiria Radiy Khabirov gave a master class in national kuresh wrestling (belt wrestling) to a famous Hollywood actor, martial arts master Steven Seagal at Sabantuy (the plow festival). The festival was held on June 23, in the Abzelilovsky district, near the village of Askarovo at the foot of the Topay mountain as part of the first All-Russian Investment Sabantuy.
According to the actor, this is “the only kind of wrestling with what he was not familiar before.” Radiy Khabirov showed him several techniques, stand and methods of tying a belt.
As Radiy Khabirov specified on his Facebook page, Steven Seagal is now “much more than even an actor even, the iconic one. He enjoys an immense authority in the world of sports, including wrestling. And we are discussing with him the development of this direction, including ideas on the wrestling center. He is the special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, and he is interested in seeing different parts of the country he represents. And there is another side of his all-round person — he represents a pool of investors, including from the United States, who consider our republic as one of the options for starting a large agricultural business,” the Acting Head of Bashkiria posted.
These days the Trans-Urals host the All-Russian Investment Sabantuy. Foreign guests learn the traditions and customs of Bashkiria.