The congratulatory message reads, in part,
“You belong to a cohort of legendary athletes who created the world-renown Russian national figure skating school. The heights you have achieved serve as a benchmark for the current generation of skaters. You are highly appreciated as an experienced, respected coach, who is able to convey to their students both their trademark style and sophisticated technical skills, but also the ability to fight until the end and win.
Your untiring social activities, aimed at developing mass physical culture and sports in Russia and promoting the values of a healthy lifestyle, deserve great respect.
I wish you new successes, good luck and all the best to your loved ones.”