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Visit to figure skating competition

February 9, 2014, Sochi

Vladimir Putin visited the Iceberg Skating Palace, where he watched the team figure skating competition.

The Russian leader spoke with the International Skating Union President Ottavio Cinquanta before taking a place in the stands and watching the competition.

After the event, Mr Putin personally congratulated the Russian figure skaters, who won the event and earned Russia’s first gold medal at the Sochi Olympics. In addition to his personal congratulations, the President also sent messages of congratulations to all members of the Russian figure skating team.

Vladimir Putin also spoke with famous figure skaters Oleg Protopopov and Lyudmila Belousova.

February 9, 2014, Sochi