With great regret, Center Podium management, with the support of the NPC head office, has decided that traveling internationally to Russia poses an unnecessary risk due to the geopolitical crisis at the Ukraine-Russian border. Therefore, at this time, we are canceling all of the Center Podium NPC Worldwide Russia shows indefinity.
All of our NPC Worldwide judges travel from outside of Russia. Consulates from European countries are advising against travel to Russia. The United States has ranked travel to Russia at the highest threat level, “Level 4: Do Not Travel”.
The current political situation is unpredictable, making it impossible to plan a bodybuilding event across international borders.
By no means is the cancelation a political statement from Center Podium or the NPC; it is an action based on the information available to us by numerous consulates. Our organizations remain dedicated to supporting the sport of bodybuilding and all athletes worldwide.
We will be refunding all athletes who have already registered for the NPC Worldwide Russia Regional and the NPC Worldwide Tournament of St. Petersburg. Please allow approximately one week to see the credit applied to your bank accounts.
Moving forward, Center Podium will be focusing efforts on the NPC Worldwide INVICTUS Pro Qualifier scheduled for December 3, 2022, in Astana, Kazakhstan. We hope to see many of you at this event.
We will also continue to provide visa support to Russian athletes who wish to travel to the USA to compete in our NPC and IFBB Pro League Center Podium events.
Our hearts are with both the Russians and Ukrainian people. We hope for a swift and uneventful conclusion to this crisis.
NPC Worldwide RUSSIA REGIONAL
ВЕСНА И ОСЕНЬ
March 19, 2022 | Moscow, Russia
The 2022 NPC Worldwide RUSSIA IFBB Regional – ВЕСНА is the first stop in the NPC Worldwide Eastern Bloc Tour. The tour includes five shows and ends with an IFBB Pro Qualifier in Kazakstan where NINE Pro cards will be awarded. Every open division champion will receive FREE entry to the Pro Qualifier in Kazakhstan!
Win a Chance to Compete for your Pro Card for FREE:
- All Open Overall Winners Receive Free Registration at the NPC WORLDWIDE INVICTUS PRO QUALIFIER
- Two Open Overall Winners will be chosen to receive a free flight, hotel, and registration to the NPC Worldwide INVICTUS Pro Qualifier
- All athletes who earn their pro cards at the INVICTUS Pro Qualifier will receive FREE flights and Hotel at the IFBB Pro Legion Olympia Qulaifier.
Divisions will include Men’s Bodybuilding, Bikini, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Figure, Fitness, Wellness, and Women’s Bodybuilding.
We make competing EASY. The event is open to all countries and athletes from every federation are welcome! When you register, all of your needs can be purchased from our online store including tanning, make-up, photos, and coach’s passes. The final date and location of both the Spring and Fall shows (ВЕСНА И ОСЕНЬ) will be announced when we are closer to the show.
REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE MONEY!
|Early Price Until February 12, 2022||5999 ₽|
|Regular Price Until March 5, 2022||8999 ₽|
|Late Price begins March 6, 2022||10999 ₽|
|Registration in Person||11999 ₽|
Remember, there is only one way to the Olympia and it all starts with the NPC Worldwide!
Mandatory Registration and weigh/height-in
|5:00 PM||Men’s Bodybuilding & Women’s Bodybuilding|
|5:30 PM||Classic Physique|
|6:00 PM||Men’s Physique|
|6:30 PM||Women’s Physique, Wellness, Fitness|
|9:30 AM||Doors open to the public for Pre-Judging|
|5:00 PM||Doors open for finals.|
|5:30 PM||Finals for all Divisions.|
(Subject to change.)
|Aleksandra Rapic – Head Judge||Sweden|
Order of Classes
Same for Pre-Judging & Finals
Figure Masters’ 45+
Figure Masters’ 35+
Fitness Open Awards
Teen Classic Physique (16-19)
Classic Physique Master’s 45+
Classic Physique Master’s 35+
Classic Physique Novice
Classic Physique A
Classic Physique B
Classic Physique C
Classic Physique Overall
Women’s Physique A
Women’s Physique B
Women’s Physique Overall
Master’s Over 50+
Master’s Over 40+
Men’s Physique Novice
Men’s Physique Teen (16-19)
Men’s Physique Masters‘ 45+
Men’s Physique Masters‘ 35+
Men’s Physique A
Men’s Physique B
Men’s Physique C
Men’s Physique D
Men’s Physique Overall
Teen Bikini (16-19)
Bikini Master’s 45+
Bikini Masters’ 35+
Holiday Inn Moscow- Tagansky
Located just 1 .6 km from Arti Hall, the Holiday Inn Moscow – Tagansky hotel is in a tranquil district surrounded by monasteries. 24 hour fitness centers and mini fridges available for athletes!
Pre-Judging & Finals Tickets
Pre-Judging is where the action happens. Watch the athletes live judged.
See the routines and who will go home with the gold and IFBB Pro League Status at Finals!
PRE-JUDGING – 9:00 AM Doors. Show at 10:00 AM
FINALS – 5:00 PM Doors. Show at 6:00 PM
All seats are assigned. Purchase early for the best seats!
There is nothing like the excitement of watching a show in person. But if you can’t watch your favorite athlete from the Vegas City Hall, you can still watch them in the Live Stream!
Pre-Judging is at 10:00. Finals are at 6:00 PM. (Moscow Local Time)
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I compete at the NPC Worldwide INVICTUS IFBB Pro Qualifier for Free?
You must win an open overall at any 2022 Center Podium contest. This includes events in the USA and Russia.
How do I win a free flight and hotel the the INVICTUS IFBB Pro Qualifier?
When you win the overall, you will stay to the end of the show for a final comparison with the winners of each division. All division champions will be lined up and compared. Judges will choose the two athletes that are the most prepared to become an IFBB Pro.
If you win, you will receive free registration, a 3-night hotel stay at the host hotel, and roundtrip airfare to the NPC Worldwide INVICTUS IFBB Pro Qualifier.
Hotel: We will book your hotel stay. We pay for 3-nights of room and tax. You are responsible to pay for incidentals and to provide a credit card for a deposit on the room.
Flight: You will book your flight. When you arrive in Kazakhstan, you must provide your receipt for your flight. You will be reimbursed by your choice of a bank check, Paypal Payment, or cash in US dollars. We are not responsible for any transfer or currency conversion fees. We will reimburse for up to $350. If your flight is more than $350, you will be responsible for the difference.
Do I need to qualify for this event?
No qualification is required.
Do I need an NPC Worldwide Membership?
Yes, you can get your NPC Worldwide Annual Membership for $50 HERE. Memberships purchased in 2020 will be valid until 31 December 2021.
Can I also compete in other federations?
Yes! You can compete in any federation. You will NOT be banned, punished, or marked down if you compete in another federation. We believe you have the right to compete anywhere you like and support your passion to compete on any stage. After you earn IFBB Pro Status, you may not compete or participate in events by another league.
What if the show is cancelled?
If the show is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If it is rescheduled, then your registration will be transferred to the new date. You can learn more about our refund policy HERE. You can follow our COVID-19 related updates HERE.
I am pro or “elite” in another federation, can I compete in the IFBB Pro League?
Yes but you have to give up your pro or “elite” status first.
Contact the IFBB Pro League office to rescind your status with the other organization and receive permission to compete in the IFBB Pro League. You will not be automatically granted IFBB Pro League PRO status, you will have to earn IFBB Pro League PRO status as this is typically a much higher level of competition than any other league. After all, it is the only path to the Mr. Olympia!
Do I need to be a Russian citizen?
No, the NPC Worldwide International Russia Championship is open to competitors from every country in the world.
Do I need a visa to travel to Russia?
It depends on where you are a citizen. There are many counties that do not require a visa. You can view them here. Visa policies often change so be sure to check with your embassy to verify if a visa is required.
If you are American, YOU NEED A VISA. You can use a third party to set up your visa. It is a little unnerving the first time as you must send your passport to the Russian Embassy via a third party. We have used the website www.rushmytravelvisa.com with much success. Be sure to begin the process at least 45 days prior to travel to avoid extra fees.
You can also request a visa directly from the Embassy to avoid fees, but this process can be a bit more difficult.
You may request a visa invitation letter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.