In his message, Vladimir Putin not only congratulated the winners, but also evaluates then scandalous Olympics of the latest days.
The head of the state calls the conditions of the Olympics "difficult" and thanks all who could not stop and fight in these conditions.
Vladimir Putin: "I am sure, that you sport mastership and state position will not once raise the Russian flags at sports competitions. And the Salt Lake City ambiguous Olympic results will produce only the sports` anger and other victories."
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18