Maxim Urazov has been appointed director general of the Russian Students Sport Union ©FISU

Russian Student Sport Union has appointed Maxim Urazov as the organisation's director general, following the success of the Krasnoyarsk 2019 Winter Universiade.

Urazov held the same post at Krasnoyarsk 2019 and the official is currently helping organise further sporting events in the Siberian city this winter.

The Russian Students Sport Union has said Urazov will combine duties in the coming months.

His main role at the organisation will be to prepare for key events, such as the 2023 Summer Universiade in Ekaterinburg and the World University Championships.

It is hoped the ideas and experience gained in leading the organisation of the Winter Universiade will help strengthen sport development across the country.

"I am very grateful for the trust shown in me," Urazov said.

"This is another confirmation that the Winter Universiade 2019 made a significant contribution to the development of sport, not only in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, but also in Russia.

"Over the years of preparation for the first-ever Winter Universiade in Russia, we have gained tremendous experience, which we can now apply to the further development of university sports in Russia."

Urazov will work alongside Russian Students Sport Union President Sergey Sevranov in his new role.

Sevranov leads the organisation, which has 64 regional branches in eight districts across Russia.

Russia hosted this year's Winter Universiade and will stage the summer event in 2023 ©FISU
Russia hosted this year's Winter Universiade and will stage the summer event in 2023 ©FISU

"The experience of holding one of the most exciting and at the same time well-organised sports events in Russia, the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, showed that the interest in university sports is huge," Sevranov said.

"The decision to appoint Maxim Urazov as director-general of the Russian Students Sport Union was made for the development of the university sports movement in our country," Seyranov added.

"I am glad that now we will work together to involve as many young people as possible in our sports projects."

Krasnoyarsk 2019 took place from March 2 to 12, with hosts Russia comfortably topping the medal table on 41 golds, 39 silvers and 32 bronzes.

Several sporting events will take place in the city in the coming months and years.

Krasnoyarsk will host the World Junior Curling Championships and a Freestyle Ski World Cup next year.

The city will also host the 2022 Senior Wrestling World Championships.