Kuzbass has hosted the torch relay of the Children of Asia Games!

Novokuznetsk became the first city to host the symbol of the Games.

The relay started from the Victory Square of the Novokuznetsk Metallurgical Plant. Here, the first Novokuznetsk team was formed by NMP (Novokuznetsk Metallurgical Plant) workers.

The relay route ran along the central streets through the iconic objects for the city residents — Kuznetsky Metallurgov Arena, Novokuznetsk Drama Theater, Novokuznetsk Art Museum, Avenue of Heroes, the monument "Front Rear", the monument "Soldier", the Kuzbass Humanitarian Pedagogical Institute and the Monument to the Feat of Railway Workers.

The team of torchbearers of Novokuznetsk included 23 people — athletes, sports veterans, volunteers, city representatives. The first torchbearer was Sergey Myaus, the Minister of Physical Culture and Sports of Kuzbass.

The Novokuznetsk mayor Sergey Kuznetsov completed the Torch relay on the square of the railway station.

The fire was transferred to Tashtagol municipal district in a special lanter. The fire will arrive in Sheregesh on February 2, in Mezhdurechensk on February 10, the relay race will end on the opening day of the Games, February 25, in Kemerovo.