On the occasion of the City Day: athletes from Russia, Germany, France and Canada to set a world highline record

On the occasion of the City Day: athletes from Russia, Germany, France and Canada to set a world highline record
Photo by: mos.ru. Maxim Denisov
They will walk on a sling installed 300 m high above the ground between the southern Oko tower and Neva Towers.

On the City Day, Russian and foreign athletes from Germany, France and Canada are to set a world highline record at the Moscow City Business Centre. They will walk on a sling installed 300 m high above the ground between the southern Oko tower and Neva Towers. This is almost 100 m higher than the previous record set. The new achievement will be registered in the Guinness Book of Records, with its representative to come to Moscow for this purpose. Watch the performances on 7 and 8 September from 11:00 am till 04:00 pm.

"The starting points will be 345m high Neva Towers and the southern Oko tower, which is even higher, 354 m. The distance between the towers is 245 m. Among the participants are Friedi Kühne (Germany), a three-time world champion, Nathan Paulin (France), the longest highline record-breaker and Mia Noble (Canada), women's longest highline record-breaker. As the sling will be mounted very high, we recommend using binoculars to watch the show," told the Press Service of the Steering Committee.

Among the Russian participants are highliners Maxim Kagin, Alexander Gribanov, Gennady Skripko and Vladimir Murzaev. Maxim Kagin crossed the highline over the Yenisei River. Alexander Gribanov walked above Voroshylova Street between 19-storey buildings. Gennady Skripko walked 200m high over Berezovskoye Gorge on the border of the Stavropol Territory and Karachay-Cherkessia. Vladimir Murzaev has set a record in Moscow — during the New Year celebrations, he crossed the highline between the two sides of Tverskaya Street.

You may watch the competition from the street or right from the 354m high Oko tower. You can also settle at the 'Only Love Above ' observation deck or the grounds of Moscow City Business Centre.

There are also special projects prepared for the City Day, such as a SUP Regatta along the Vodootvodny Channel of the Moskva River. Everyone is invited to participate.

On 7 and 8 September, two mass races will take place. The fleet will launch from Ozerkovskaya Embankment, sail to the 'In Honour of the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet' monument and finish at the starting point. The route is 12 km long.

On 7 and 8 September, museums and exhibition halls subordinated to the Moscow Department of Culture will offer free admission. In particular, Vysotsky House, together with the Songs of Our Century band, is to hold a children and youth song and poetry marathon 'I Look at Moscow from Poetic Perspective' at Vladimir Vysotsky's monument on Strastnoi Boulevard. The Scriabin Memorial Museum will hold a celebration that is to conclude with TechnoScriabin DJ-set.