Greeting to participants, organisers and guests of Sambo Absolute World Cup international competition

Vladimir Putin sent his
greetings to the participants, organisers and guests of the Sambo Absolute
World Cup, which is taking place in Sochi.

The message reads, in part:

“It is encouraging that Russia is
holding so many significant international sambo competitions in the year that
marks the 80th anniversary of this martial art’s official
recognition. The present competition that will award prizes of the Union State
of Russia and Belarus is a glowing testament to that.

I am certain that the participants
will show fair, beautiful, and victory-oriented wrestling while the Cup will
become a celebration of talent and skill to unite sambo’s veterans and youth at Sochi’s Adler Arena.”