In his message, Vladimir Putin not only congratulated the winners, but also evaluates then scandalous Olympics of the latest days.
The head of the state calls the conditions of the Olympics "difficult" and thanks all who could not stop and fight in these conditions.
Vladimir Putin: "I am sure, that you sport mastership and state position will not once raise the Russian flags at sports competitions. And the Salt Lake City ambiguous Olympic results will produce only the sports` anger and other victories."
In a weary world of endless US military interventions, sanctions, trade tariffs and chaos, let’s pause and take stock of the shining house on the hill