The message reads, in part:
“Today the Omsk Region is giving a hospitable reception to a large group of participants in this prestigious competition. It is a matter of honour for athletes from many regions of the country to take part in this major event, to prove their worth and to demonstrate their talents and skills. The games, which bring together our agricultural workers, people of many age groups and professions, enjoy well-deserved popularity, and are a significant and captivating event for our rural areas.
It is notable that these competitions preserve their traditions, continue to build up their creative and constructive potential, are promoting the popularity of physical fitness values and are helping strengthen personal contacts among people.”