The message reads, in part:
“The history of one of Russia’s most famous and highly awarded clubs is inseparably linked with the development of football, the growth of its popularity, and the emergence of a mass physical education movement in this country. Spartak’s annals boast numerous brilliant victories and records. These outstanding achievements are our common pride and national asset.
Importantly, the present generation of Spartak fans feels immense respect for the FC’s famed veterans – coaches, players, and organisers – who established the wonderful traditions of their very own club and consolidated its prestige in the sports arena. Their careers, professionalism and commitment to their chosen cause are a firm foundation for bringing up new football stars and a symbol of triumphant, unforgettable victories for all those who share the joy of success and bitterness of defeat with their beloved team and remain faithful to it in any situation.”