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Following the president Luzhkov congratulated Olympic champions

March 6 2006

Today, Moscow's mayor congratulated winners of the Winter Olympics. At a meeting with the heroes of Turin, Yuri Luzhkov called the performances of Russian athletes' outstanding and more successful than the rates in Salt Lake City. "

Moscow authorities have prepared a gift winners. Champs-holders will receive gold medals and a half million rubles, silver medalists - to 900 thousand, and bronze - to 600 thousand rubles.

In addition, coaches will list the amount equal to one half of the monetary rewards of their wards. Yuri Luzhkov assured Olympians that the Moscow government will continue to build sports facilities and promote children's and youth sports. In return, a gift to the mayor of the capital was handed for curling brush, said "TV Center"

"We have seen the desire of our athletes win, we have seen the victory, winning outstanding, the victory that pleased us all, and victories that make us more love, with great respect for our country" - said the mayor.

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