Russia, St. Petersburg, Kontorskaya street, 11

Football match in memory of "Pakhtakor"

On August 13, a friendly meeting of Zenit and Pakhtakor veterans took place at the Tsarskoye Selo Sports Center. The game was dedicated to the memory of the players of the Soviet club "Pakhtakor", who died 43 years ago in a plane crash over Dneprodzerzhinsk.

Footballers of different generations played for both teams. The famous goalkeeper Rinat Dasayev, who became the best goalkeeper in the world in 1988, spent the first 15 minutes of the game with Pakhtakor. The match ended with a score of 3:3.

The safety of the guests and athletes was provided by the employees of AN-Security. The head of the Hotline Direct service, Vladimir Alkhovik, who was responsible for the project, shared the story from the event: "The President of the International Association of Islamic Business (IIB), Marat Vazygovich Kabaev, lost his smartphone, but my colleagues and I quickly found it and returned it to the owner."

Similar memorial matches are held annually in different cities of the country on the initiative of the International Association of Islamic Business. The game in Pushkin was held with the support of the Government of St. Petersburg, the Ministry of Sports of Russia, the Government of the Leningrad Region, as well as the technopark "Aira". The next event will be held in Grozny.

The Pakhtakor team from the Uzbek SSR played in the Highest League of Soviet Football. On August 11, 1979, two planes collided in the sky over Dneprodzerzhinsk, 178 people, including Pakhtakor players and coaches, became victims of the largest disaster in the history of Soviet aviation. Uzbek football players flew to the match with Dinamo Minsk.