Sports history published by chairmen old friend and judo partner who has constructed billions of dollars from country contracts
A judo book written by president Vladimir Putin and an influential oligarch will be distributed to millions of schoolchildren in Russia.
The book, a history of the athletic entitled Gentle Way, was announced as part of a ceremony in Moscow to unveil Russias judo team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.
Putins co-author was his old friend Arkady Rotenberg, who is chairman of the publishing house involved, Enlightenment, and whose companies have built billions of dollars from country contracts in recent years.
Along with an instructional volume called The Art of Judo: From Play to Mastery written by Rotenberg and two judo experts, and 90 laminated cards for educate, Putins book will be given out this autumn to 7 million schoolchildren in the first to fourth grades, according to Enlightenments president, Vladimir Uzun.
He said the books were designed to popularise a healthy lifestyle and be an instrument for forming athlete fighters and a harmonious personal upbringing.
For the authors of the complex, Vladimir Putin, Arkady Rotenberg, Dmitry Chernykh and Alexei Levitsky, judo has become a part of their lives, Uzun said. A politician, entrepreneur, teacher, methodologist-academic, the latter are unified by judo and the aspiration to pass on their experience and knowledge to the next generation.
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