The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sends out the words of recognition to participants, guests and organizers of the XII Solemn Award Ceremony of the Russian Paralympic Committee “Return to Life”.
I am happy to welcome you at the Solemn Award Ceremony of the Russian Paralympic Committee “Return to Life”. The Russian Paralympic Family unites the talented, motivated and strong-willed people, who achieved outstanding results in various sporting disciplines and presented others the faith in boundless possibilities of the human spirit. Of course, it is essential to acknowledge the creative and devoted work of coaches, mentors, medical personnel and organizers and their contribution to creation of the appropriate training environment for our Paralympians.
Today at the Solemn Award Ceremony, we are honoring the best out of the best, for their victorious performances at the most prestigious competitions for their adherent commitment to the values and ideals of the Paralympic Movement.
As for my part, I would like to point out that, henceforward our government will continue to preauthorize the development of the Paralympic Sport, defend interests of the Russian Paralympic athletes and our National Teams on the international level.
I would like to sincerely congratulate all laurates and wish to them and to all who are present here today - new achievements and prosperity.