Russia clinches last-minute 3-3 draw with Belgium in friendly football match in SochiSport March 28, 21:40
Washington-based National Symphony Orchestra members excited to perform in RussiaSociety & Culture March 28, 21:36
'Gentlefan' continues: 'Angels' greet Belgium football fans ahead of Sochi gameSport March 28, 21:12
Scottish parliament backs new referendum on independenceWorld March 28, 20:42
Russian strategic missile carriers to take part in military drills in TajikistanMilitary & Defense March 28, 20:10
Russia’s offshore energy projects in the ArcticBusiness & Economy March 28, 19:33
US chess chief: No plot to oust current FIDE head, but it ‘would be good for the game’Sport March 28, 18:27
Putin-Rouhani meeting round-upWorld March 28, 18:23
Request for referendum against iconic Petersburg cathedral's transfer to church approvedSociety & Culture March 28, 18:13
LONDON, July 28 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated Arsen Galstyan, the first Russian gold medal winner at the Olympic Games in London.
"We have the first gold. Judo. Arsen Galstyan. Well done," the premier wrote on Twitter.
Galstyan won the first gold medal for the Russian team on the first day of the Olympics in the 60kg judo competition, beating Hiroaki Hiraoka (Japan) in the final.
The Head of the Republic of Adygeya, Aslan Tkhakushinov, also congratulated Galstyan, who started his sport career in the republic.
It is worth mentioning that in the summer of 2000 in Sydney shooter Sergei Alifirenko from Adygeya won the first Olympic gold for the Russian team. The two sportsmen were born in Armenia and achieved their Olympic victories after training in Adygeya and the Krasnodar Territory.