The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“With 29 gold medals and 7 world records, you have earned a deserved first place in the unofficial overall team medals table. In Taipei, Russia’s team has put on its best performance ever so far in the history of the Deaflympics. With your courage, skill and genuine team spirit you have written a new and memorable page in the chronicles of this marvellous sports movement, and, of course, have brought great joy to all of your supporters.”
Russia’s team won a total of 97 medals at the 21st Summer Deaflympics: 29 gold, 40 silver, and 28 bronze.