The message reads, in part:
“Today we wholeheartedly congratulate our prize winners – the champions and record holders who represented Russian sports at the 12th Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang and other important international tournaments this year. These talented, energetic and strong-willed people have not only scored individual victories but have also opened a new page in the history of Russian and international Paralympic movement and have become a source of inspiration for others. The prize has also been awarded to our best coaches, mentors and organisers who honed our athletes’ self-confidence and helped them move forward to their goals.
I would like to stress that the state will continue to support our Paralympians and create conditions for their victorious performance.”