Media: NSA-linked tools used in new large-scale cyber attackWorld June 28, 9:24
Russian helicopter crews hold drills in TajikistanMilitary & Defense June 28, 8:20
Japanese business delegation visits Russia’s Kuril IslandsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 7:30
Kiev, Paris agree to ‘revive’ Minsk deal ahead of Normandy Four meeting — PoroshenkoWorld June 28, 7:25
Diplomat vows CNN will not get off the hook with ash-covered toddler clipWorld June 28, 3:12
WADA move shows trust in Russia’s anti-doping measures — ministerSport June 28, 1:02
US disciplinary procedure against jailed Russian businessman Bout delayed — attorneyWorld June 27, 23:16
FIFA report on Russia’s 2018 World Cup bidding proves legitimacy of its win — deputy PMSport June 27, 21:08
FIFA report on Russia’s 2018 bidding dismisses Western media allegations — LOC chiefSport June 27, 19:53
MOSCOW, February 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia's parliamentary upper house Speaker Valentina Matvienko has praised organization of the Sochi Olympics as an enormous success for Russia and the Russian president, thanking athletes, volunteers, fans and TV commentators for creating a special atmosphere and arousing patriotic feelings.
“Everyone who has attended the Games has expressed admiration for the conditions created there,” she added, noting the important role played by volunteers.
“Volunteers, young people both polite and attentive" had contributed to generating the atmosphere, Matvienko said, applauding fans and athletes for their will to victory, TV commentators who “let the Olympics enter every home” and "the huge success of our president”.
She expressed confidence that the forthcoming Paralympic Games would reach the same standard, promising that a Federation Council upper house delegation would support athletes demonstrating abilities even greater than the able-bodied.