Published time: August 31, 2014 19:40
President Vladimir Putin visited the World Judo Championships-2014 in Chelyabinsk, southern Urals, on its closing day, 31 August. A big fan of judo, he watched the tournaments and congratulated the Russian men’s team on grabbing Silver at the championship. The Japanese won first place. Putin earned a black belt in judo, was awarded a ninth Dan ranking in November, 2013 and won a judo championship during his youth in Leningrad.