MOSCOW, August 6. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated the national team on occasion of the beginning of the Olympic Games in Rio, wishing good luck to the Russian athletes and expressing his support.
"Good luck and victories to our athletes in Rio!" Medvedev wrote on his Twitter page.
The opening ceremony of the 31st Summer Olympic Games was held in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. A total of 279 Russian athletes will take part in the Games.