The message reads, in part:
“Over the past years, the games have earned popularity and recognition as well as made a significant contribution to the development of children’s and youth sports in our country. Participating in this prestigious competition, young martial artists gain unique experience and learn from their senior mentors to exceed their limits and win no matter what. And of course, they learn to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
Therefore, I would like to note the important and influential work of the Russian Union of Martial Arts. I believe the games will remain one of the union’s priorities among other sports projects of similar scale.”