The message reads, in part:
“Russia attaches great importance to the development of shooting sport. We are proud of the victories by Russian champions and record holders at the most prestigious international competitions, celebrate the record of success and achievement of the Russian shooting school, and are committed to further promoting this wonderful, spectacular sport. Of course, it is a pleasure and honour for Russia to welcome the world’s top shooting sport athletes.
I strongly believe that the championship will be very well organised, attracting a wide audience of shooting sport experts and fans, and will be remembered for its spectacular and inspiring moments, becoming a real treat for participants and guests.”