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Greetings to Russia’s KamAZ-Master crew, winner of 2021 Dakar Rally in truck category

January 15, 2021

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to Dmitry Sotnikov, Ruslan Akhmadeyev and Ilgiz Akhmetzyanov, members of the KamAZ-Master crew, to congratulate them on their victory in the 2021 Dakar Rally in the truck category.

The message reads, in part:

“The champion spirit of KamAZ-Master crews and their drive to win are well known to the participants and fans of the legendary rally. To carry on the triumphant victories of their predecessors, the Russian team has once again – for the 18th time – won the rally and showed the highest level of professionalism and leadership qualities.

I want to thank you, your coaches and the KamAZ-Master service crew for your strength of character, your tireless and combined efforts, and for your impressive victory, a gift to all your numerous Russian fans. Keep up the good work!”

January 15, 2021