The message reads, in part:
”It is gratifying that every year more and more people embrace the values of a healthy lifestyle. Undoubtedly, such popular and large-scale initiatives as your project contribute to this. Having brought together people of all ages and professions, and above all IT specialists, at Saratov stadiums and sports grounds, the Games are convincing proof of the enormous consolidating and constructive potential of sports, of its high and noble mission. And, of course, the competitions fully demonstrate how active and talented people are whose work is related to advanced technologies and digitalisation in our country.
I am sure that the 1st Smart City: Live for Sport National Games will be a well-organised and creative event, will help promote recreational sport, and will let the participants feel the atmosphere of fair competition and the joy of victory.”