Russia to award Olympic gold medalists over 52,000 USD

Diana Toropchenova of Russia competes in the women's normal hill individual during the FIS Continental Cup Ski Jumping 2021/2022, part of a 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games test event, in Chongli of Zhangjiakou City, north China's Hebei Province, on Dec. 5, 2021. (Xinhua/Mu Yu)

"The whole country supports our athletes and is proud of them," Mishustin said.

MOSCOW-- Each gold medal winner from Russia at the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will receive 4 million rubles (about 52,400 U.S. dollars), Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced on Thursday.

Each of the silver and bronze medalists will get 2.5 million rubles (32,800 U.S. dollars) and 1.7 million rubles (22,300 U.S. dollars) respectively, Mishustin said during a government meeting.

Coaches and specialists supporting Russian athletes will also receive bonuses, he added.

"The whole country supports our athletes and is proud of them. During these days (of the Games), the people of Russia will wish them nothing but victory," he said.

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