Ukrainian army holds military drills close to CrimeaMilitary & Defense April 27, 13:14
Press review: Planned Putin-Trump meeting and what may have prevented St. Petersburg blastPress Review April 27, 13:00
Saudi Arabia interested in purchasing Russian military hardwareMilitary & Defense April 27, 12:57
Damascus claims France involved in staging Khan Sheikhoun chemical attackWorld April 27, 12:23
Russian Investigative Committee denies Tu-154 crashed in Sochi due to overloadWorld April 27, 12:12
Russian intelligence chief doubts Trump’s election pledges to fight terrorism 'sincere'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 11:11
Foreign intelligence chief says current ideological standoff worse than Cold War eraRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 11:10
Russian diplomat believes Western obsession with Assad leads to dead endRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 10:30
Maria Sharapova wins first match after disqualificationSport April 27, 9:38
MOSCOW, March 13, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday congratulated Russian Paralympic champion alpine skier Valery Redkozubov.
Redkozubov earlier on Thursday won the gold medal in men's slalom for visually impaired athletes at the XI Paralympic Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Spain’s Yon Santacana Maiztegui claimed silver and Canada’s Chris Williamson took the bronze medal.
“A talented, goal-oriented athlete, you persistently followed the path to this victory. You demonstrated excellent training, a strong and combative character and by right became a champion of the XI Paralympic Winter Games,” Putin’s congratulatory message says.
“Team Russia's flag bearer at the Games opening, you showed the best result in slalom and took the place at the top of the podium by right,” Medvedev’s telegram says.