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10:32 | Sep 11 | 2014

Autumn rains no obstacle for Yakut runner Pyotr Naumov

 Many have heard that Yakut athlete, sight-disabled person of group I Pyotr Naumov has been running across Russia since August 4 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory.

Journalists of the "Yakutia24" news site keep tabs on the route of a unique athlete who ventured on such a far journey. We once again phoned Pyotr Semenovich and learned that he was running through the Tarasovsky area and from day to day will arrive in the city of Rostov-on-Don; his further route will run through Krasnodar, Novorossiysk up to Sevastopol. He had already run through St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novgorod, Tula, where he paid tribute to the Yakut soldiers killed on the Lake Ilmen and Rzhev.  Everywhere Pyotr Naumov is warmly greeted and extended a warm welcome.

Pyotr Semenovich does not complain about the weather, but he spends the night in the forest, he is used to it, and cooks on a gas stove. The other day his trolley broke down in which he was carrying a tent, clothes and other necessary things. It would seem a very big problem for him. But people kind and fair are everywhere; some strangers repaired his trolley for nothing. Pyotr Naumov recognizes that people are sometimes surprised and ask:"Why are you doing this?”. He proudly answers that his run is dedicated to the forthcoming 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Frequent autumn rains in central Russia do not interfere with him. Our countryman just puts on a raincoat and continues his run.

Pyotr Semenovich is very grateful to everyone who has given him all the support. Financial support to the marathon was provided by the municipal structure "Namsky ulus", his native community, relatives and the Media Group "Sitim". Totally Pyotr Naumov had collected about 150 thousand rubles, and for the whole project he needs 500 thousand rubles.

 We are appealing to you, who can assist Pyotr Naumov with funds to run his patriotic race.  

Charity care funds can be addressed to Pyotr Semenovich Naumov (Петр Семенович Наумов):

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