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Congratulations to Yulia Budaleyeva, silver medallist at the Paralympic Winter Games in 6km biathlon race

March 8, 2014

Vladimir Putin sent a message to Yulia Budaleyeva congratulating her on her silver medal at the XI Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in the women’s 6km biathlon race for the visually impaired.

The message reads, in part:

“My congratulations on your silver medal at the XI Paralympic Winter Games.

Participation in the home Paralympics has become a new important stage in your life as an athlete, and you did not let us down. You have demonstrated willpower, determination and the ability to fight for your goal.”

March 8, 2014