The message reads, in part:
“I am genuinely pleased that the national school athletic competition is strengthening its traditions, becoming enriched with interesting projects, ideas and creative discoveries. Today, the legendary Orlyonok children’s centre is once again hosting young athletes from various regions of our nation.
All the participants have commendably moved forward in the preliminary stages of the competitions and earned the honourable right to participate in the Presidential Athletic Games finals, thanks to their earlier victories and success. An exciting and strenuous battle awaits you, along with riveting discoveries and new friends.”