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Congratulations to Russian athletes on victory in 2011 Winter Universiade

February 3, 2011

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Kristina Gorshkova and Vitaly Butikov for winning gold in the ice dancing competition, and Lubov Iliushechkina and Nodari Maisuradze for winning gold in figure skating.

The message to Kristina Gorshkova and Vitaly Butikov reads, in part:

“Your brilliant performance, memorable for its artistic excellence and impeccable technique, captivated the judges and fans alike. By winning the gold, you have demonstrated the high level of the Russian figure skating school.”

The message to Lubov Iliushechkina and Nodari Maisuradze reads, in part:

“Your vivid and emotional performance in Erzurum delighted your fans and all figure skating enthusiasts. Having brilliantly executed the short and free skating programmes, you surged ahead of your formidable opponents and deservedly reached the top step of the podium.”

February 3, 2011