18 March 2010, Thursday, 11:14
author: Dmitry Slezin
The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev sent greeting message to the biathlon winner of Paralympic Games in Vancouver Cyril Mikhailov and to the cross-country skiing and biathlon champion Irek Zaripov:
“Dear Cyril Andreevitch! Let me congratulate you with the victory at the X Paralympic Games. The golden medal is the deserved award for your talent and perseverance. Winning the championship title you’ve made an excellent gift to all Russian fans. I wish you new successful starts and all the best!” – said in the Presidential message to Cyril Mikhailov.
“Dear Irek Airatovitch!
Let me congratulate you with your excellent performance at the X Paralympic Games. Thanks to your bravery and mastery you’ve climbed the highest step of the podium twice, having gained the first gold of the Paralympic Games in Vancouver for Russia. I am certain your triumph will become the best example for all sportsmen of our country. I wish you new achievements and all the best!” – said in the Presidential greeting message, addressed to Irek Zaripov.