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On April, 2 2014 the first volunteer exercises took place at the Minsk National Airport on the threshold of Ice Hockey World Championship 2014

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The volunteer exercises took place at the Minsk National Airport yesterday. The volunteers together with airport workers will be meeting hockey fans arriving in our country to attend Ice Hockey World Championship. 

The exercises were carried out in several stages: theoretical and practical. During the lecture the volunteers were told about basic critical moments and situations which they could come up with while meeting the passengers, also they were told how they should act in such situations.  In the arrival lounge of the airport, the actions of all departments involved in meeting passengers together with volunteers were drilled.

Representatives of the border management, customs office “Minsk-2”, airline service department and airport aviation security service also took part in the exercises.

You will remember that the 78th IIHF World Championship will be hosted by Belarus in Minsk from 9 May to 25 May 2014. The decision of holding the championship was reached at the congress of the International Ice Hockey Federation, which took place in Bern in May, 2009. The two main venues for the ice hockey teams are Minsk-Arena and Chizhovka-Arena.