We are members of the Russian National Paralympic Team, who are for reasons incomprehensible to us, were not allowed to compete in the Games (although none of our Team’s members were ever accused of violating fair game principles, that includes use of doping), wholeheartedly would like to congratulate you with opening of the of IV Summer Paralympic Games !
We wish you fair, honest and vibrant struggle and highest achievements! We deeply regret that during these forthcoming days, we could not be together with you. Well then, we will meet at other Games. Our international, wonderful Paralympic Family has a very bright and promising future ahead of us!
Let’s the Games begin!
Your friends, members of the Russian National Paralympic Team.