The greeting reads, in part:
”Young athletes from many different regions of Russia are gathered here. Today you are taking your first steps into the marvellous world of sport, a world whose principal values invariably consist in partnership, mutual support, and the ability to achieve a desired objective.
Exciting competitions, beautiful victories and interesting encounters await you. May this Spartakiada prove unforgettable for all of you, give you the courage to believe in yourselves, bring you strong emotions and new friends. I am sure that in seven years some of you will participate and even win competitions in the Paralympic Games in Sochi“.