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Greetings to Russian athletes on winning team relay competition at Luge World Championships

January 27, 2019

Vladimir Putin sent a message congratulating Tatyana Ivanova, Semyon Pavlichenko, Vladislav Yuzhakov and Yury Prokhorov on winning the team relay competition at the 2019 Luge World Championships in Winterberg, Germany.

The message reads, in part:

“You performed excellently and achieved what you set out to. In the face of fierce competition, you showed yourself to be a strong, united and well-prepared team.

“With your impressive, memorable performance and your victory you overshadowed the recognised favourites and won Russia’s first 'gold' in the luge team relay at the World Championships.“

January 27, 2019