Silk Way Rally 2018 Start Ceremony
The Silk Way Rally 2018 Start Ceremony took place on July 20 in Astrakhan at the square in front of the Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Residents and guests of Astrakhan witnessed the official start ceremony of the 8th edition of the Silk Way Rally. All racers drove through the podium arch and greeted the motorsport fans. The racers, who signed up for this week-long journey of almost three and a half thousand kilometers, were welcomed by the Governor of the Astrakhan Region Alexander Zhilkin. The Governor also read the welcome letter of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.