22 - 27 August 2019


Ambassadors of the event are well-known, talented, and leading representatives of their professions. The Ambassadors work experience will contribute to the promotion of vocational occupations and support the development of vocational training in Russia and around the globe.

Mask_Group_12248.png Arkady Novikov

Arkady Novikov

Chef, caterer, TV presenter, and businessman. A man has proved that you can be successful in a vocational occupation through hard work and diligence.

Kristina Terkhulova, who was a Competitor at EuroSkills 2016 in Cooking, received a job offer from Arkady Novikov’s cooking school.

I'm not going to become a ‘waxwork’ for the forthcoming WorldSkills Competition. I will try to serve as a role model and promote cooking and catering, as well as other skills.

Mask_Group_12249.png Boris Akimov

Boris Akimov

Renowned journalist, artist, musician, candidate of philosophical sciences, and founder of the LavkaLavka farmers’ cooperative. Boris worked as a journalist until 2010, when he left journalism to focus on his LavkaLavka project.

After the WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Ambassador initiation ceremony, Boris Akimov presented the organizers with a spade. The gift symbolizes agricultural labour, and a hope for abundant success for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

Our major task is to inspire young professionals to devote themselves to agriculture, farming, and small business with no fear; it’s an interesting and educational work and it deserves great respect.

Mask_Group_12250.png Vladimir Chagin

Vladimir Chagin

Legendary athlete, one of the most decorated rally raid drivers in the world, seven-time Dakar winner, Kazan-Master Team pilot. Head of Kamaz-Master team since 2013, since 2015 – Project Director of Silk Way Rally.

Vladimir Chagin participated in his first rallies as a technical support staff.

"In my field, I constantly experience a high demand for qualified personnel. And all our
victories and achievements are undoubtedly due to the hard work done by a big team of
professionals: car designers at factories, engineers, assemblers, electricians, car mechanics and
many-many other professions that are just as important."

ambassador___Krikalev.jpg Sergei Krikalev

Sergei Krikalev

Cosmonaut, aerobatics pilot, Master of Sports of the International Class in aerobatics flying, Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of the Russian Federation

Accumulated about 803 days in space over the course of six spaceflights and performed eight space walks.

The work of a cosmonaut is closely related to the vocational occupations. It was actually considered as one before, because you have got to control a spacecraft and maintain its systems and work. As a cosmonaut, you should know how to work with your hands at the same time as using your head. This is exactly what the young professionals will do while getting ready and competing at WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

posol_-_l_one.png Levan Goroziya (L'One)

Levan Goroziya (L'One)

Российский рэп-исполнитель, резидент лейбла Black Star, сумевший закрепить за собой лидирующую позицию на российском музыкальном рынке, используя Интернет для продвижения своего творчества. Альбом «Гравитация», выпущенный L’One в 2016-м, стал лучшей русскоязычной пластинкой года, по мнению редакции компании Apple. Владелец собственной линии одежды «Cosmokot».

L'One активно сотрудничает с WorldSkills Russia и за это время побывал на чемпионате мира в Абу-Даби, чемпионате WorldSkills Hi-Tech в Екатеринбурге.

Если сегодня мы поможем молодежи выбрать профессию и получить необходимые навыки, то уже завтра они буду среди тех, кто с радостью и гордостью работает.