The rowing center at the rowing school named after Tufanyuk was opened by the memorial day, June 19. The repairs were done according to the program of the Capital Investment Fund. The object was opened by the President Vadim Krasnoselsky. The opening was attended by the Chairman of the Supreme Council Alexander Korshunov, representatives of the Government, state administration of the city and deputies of Bendery. A tour was provided for guests. The renovated building of the rowing base houses training halls with modern sports and rowing equipment, as well as hotel rooms and a cultural and leisure room.
Commemorative events dedicated to the 28th anniversary of the Bender tragedy were continued by the traditional regatta. It is held annually in memory of the students of the Rowing School in Bendery, masters of sports who died in the defense of Pridnestrovie: Andrei Bunin, Yuri Gladkov, Vyacheslav Malchukov.
The President Vadim Krasnoselsky, Chairman of the Supreme Council Alexander Korshunov, Parliamentarian Sergei Pisarenko, representatives of city authorities, and sportsmen from Bendery School of Rowing took part in the rowing.
Republic-wide minute of silence was announced at 16:45. At this time, 28 years ago, peaceful life of Bendery was disturbed by the sound of gunfire. Participants of the regatta laid flowers on the Dniester water in memory of the dead defenders.