“This year we will prepare all the Mountain Cluster venues for staging sports competitions. Next year starting from May and till September, all the arenas except for the Central Stadium must be completed. After that there will test events held of even higher level – these ones in the Mountain cluster for all the sports including ski jumping. We are definitely planning to accomplish all the above-said and we are confident that all of that will be completed on time. There haven’t been any critical suggestions concerning cost increase on projects invested in by private sponsors. Suggestions have been put forward on supplementary financing and support on behalf of the state, such as the subsidizing of interest rates on credit or acquiring shares in private companies’ charter capital. This is under consideration at present but there are no serious financial consequences for the state as far as these projects are concerned. It may be that for some of the most topical projects there will be decisions made on either fractional easing of interest rates upon them or their being subsidized out of the state budget funds. But these will be minimal, insignificant expenditures of taxpayers’ money”.
“Our aim is to raise the bar of the Games in Sochi and contribute to the Olympic movement development. Fundamental new engineering and road works are already noticeable in the city; Sochi is becoming a centre, where green standards have been introduced and new environmental conventions have been adopted."