On August, 31st, 2011, within the limits of three-day celebrating of Id al-Fitr (Uraza-Bayram) in Simferopol (the АR of Crimea) took place Open republican tournament on national struggle of Kuresh on a super prize from the AUASO "Alraid".
The competition was organized by the Crimean Federation on National Struggle of Kuresh and the all-Ukraine Association of Social Organizations "Аlraid" with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of the ARC. Republican competitions passed in friendly easy conditions. This year in them participated about hundred sportsmen from all regions of the autonomy.
For support and encouragement of sportsmen, and also for delivery of awards to winners, the competitions were visited by several well-known and high-ranking officials. Among them were the double world champion and the champion of Olympic games, the president of the Crimean Federation of National Struggle of Kuresh, Rustem Kazakov; his first deputy, the deserved trainer of Ukraine, Jafer Bekirov; deputies of the Supreme Council of the ARC, Refat Chubarov (the honorable president of the Crimean Federation of National Struggle of Kuresh, the president of the World Congress of the Crimean Tatars) and Alexander Ryabkov; the deputy minister of science and education, youth and sports of the ARC, Vladimir Buyakevich; the member of the Medzhlis of the Crimean-Tatar, people, Ali Hamzin, etc. They congratulated the participants of competitions and all present Muslims on finishing of the Holy Month of Ramadan and approach of the great holiday of Id al-Fitr (Uraza-Bayram). The Prophet, peace be upon him, encouraged playing sports for maintenance of good physical form; therefore the acting emphasized importance of development of this kind of sports among youth for maintenance of physical development of young men and preservation of cultural identity (after all, zone struggle in this or that kind is present in traditions of many people, including the Ukrainians); and also wished them sports victories in the future.
Following the results of the tournament there were defined winners in different weight categories: Artyom Pavlik (66 kg); Smail Seytaplaev (73 kg); Ennan Seferov (81 kg); Alexey Avdeev (90 kg); Timur Primshoev (100 kg) and Vitaly Velilaev (over 100 kg).
After that took place competitions in an absolute weight category in which the victory was gained by Timur Primshoev. He received a super prize – a ram and a cup of the winner. The chairman of the AUASO "Alraid" in the Republic of Crimea, Ali Mohammad Taha, together with Refat Chubarov handed monetary prizes, medals and gift sets of books and disks to the winners in each of the categories. After rewarding of the winners all the present were invited to a festive dinner.
Muslims of all over the world celebrate one of the two main Islamic holidays - Id al-Fitr (the holiday of breaking fast, marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan) which this year is celebrated on August, 30th. In the АR of Crimea where the greatest Muslim community of Ukraine lives, basically consisting of the Crimean Tatars, this holiday is called Uraza-Bayram. In the day of finishing of the Holy Month the believers usually visit the tombs of their relatives, distribute donations to the poor, give gifts and ask each other for pardon. The holiday lasts for three days. Kuresh is a kind of sports of the Turkic people, national struggle on belts. The Crimean Federation of National Struggle of Kuresh was created in December, 2008. It was headed by the Olympic champion and the double world champion on a Greco-Roman wrestling, Rustem Kazakov.
The AUASO "Alraid" not for the first time acts as the organizer of sports competitions all over Ukraine (in particular, on football and tennis which are carried out regularly). Tournament on the struggle of Kuresh was carried out for the first time, and the organizers hope that the action will become annual tradition within the limits of other programs of the Association on revival of cultural traditions of the Crimean-Tatar people.