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Congratulations to outstanding athlete Raisa Smetanina

February 29, 2012

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated four-time Olympic champion and five-time world ski racing champion Raisa Smetanina on her birthday.

The message reads, in part:

“You are a famous athlete who has made an enormous input into the development of the Russian school of ski racing. You have won ten Olympic medals, including four gold medals. Your high achievements, mastery of the sport, and strong-willed nature have helped you win the sincere love of your fans, and UNESCO rightfully awarded you with the special Fair Play in Sport prize.

Today you are in a great demand as a training specialist, given your vast experience and talent.”

February 29, 2012