The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin in an interview with the Metro newspaper said that any athlete from Russia, won a prize at the Olympic winter games in Pyeongchang, should be seen as a national hero.
According to the mayor, in Moscow as sick as residents of the city and “all Russian athletes.” With about a quarter of the Olympic team of Russia is Moscow. This, in particular, skaters Vladimir Morozov, Evgeny Medvedev and Alena Sagitova.
Sobyanin recalled that after each Olympics, the city authorities pay the winners an extra premium, and sometimes solve their living problems. “Defines the amount that the gold medal is paid for 4 million rubles, and so on in gradation. The city will hold a celebration, the ceremonial presentation of city awards to these athletes,” said the mayor.
On 9 February, a member of the sports Committee of the state Duma Dmitry Svishchev introduced in the lower house of the Parliament a bill on monetary compensation to “clean” athletes who were excluded from participation in the Olympics in South Korea. On 12 February, the Cabinet decided to hold open all-Russian sports competitions for the Russian athletes, which are not admitted to the Games in Pyeongchang.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree according to which for a gold medal at these competitions the athlete will receive 4 million rubles, silver medal – 2.5 million rubles and 1.7 million roubles for a bronze medal.