The message reads, in part:
“It is here in Sochi that the Olympic flame was ignited ten years ago, on February 7, 2014. Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of this outstanding and unforgettable event.
We came together as a single nation to prepare these sporting events in all their grandeur and did everything to make sure that the 22nd Olympic Winter Games and the 11th Paralympic Winter Games were held to the highest standards by building one-of-a-kind sport facilities and creating cutting-edge transport, resort and entertainment infrastructure in the beautiful and welcoming city of Sochi. It was thanks to these creative and effective efforts that the Olympic dream came true for millions of Russians. The 22nd Olympic Winter Games and the 11th Paralympic Winter Games became a true celebration of sport and friendship, a display of a triumphant spirit, character and will.
The fact that Sochi’s vast Olympic legacy continues to serve people cannot be underestimated. Famous stadiums, arenas and ice palaces host major social, cultural and sporting events. This is where new champions are born and new records are set. The 12th Winter Spartakiad for Russian students, as well as meetings of outstanding athletes, coaches and mentors with talented young people taking place here these days prove this.”